Siesta Key Village is a popular tourist destination located in Siesta Key. The village has a charming, walkable area filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Of course it is close to Siesta Key Beach where you can enjoy its luxurious, white sand beaches. We explored the diverse restaurants in Siesta Key Village, including American, kids restaurants, budget, formal, outdoor, Italian, Mexican food, bars and beachfront.
Updated: February 16, 2023. Florida's climate, natural beauty, and world-renowned beaches make it a top vacation destination. The west coast of Florida, which borders the Gulf of Mexico, boasts stunning white sand beaches and clear emerald water. Out of all the gorgeous options, we've narrowed down our top three favorite west coast Florida beaches and the reasons why we love them.
VIBE: Family Friendly
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Updated February 16, 2023: Looking for the perfect beach destination for some family fun with an island vibe? Look no further than Manatee Public Beach near Bradenton! Renowned for its breathtaking sunsets that are often photographed, this spot is a must-visit for anyone looking for a tropical beach experience. We've visited this beach many times since moving to Florida, and we highly recommend it.
Archibald Beach Park, 15100 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Updated: February 7, 2023. What is one of the best beaches to see dolphins in Florida? Madeira Beach, near Clearwater, has an Intracoastal Waterway that's perfect for viewing dolphins. Find out more about parking and playing at this beautiful Gulf Beach.
Updated: February 6, 2023. What are the best places to vacation on the beach in Florida? We've lived on both coasts of Florida and these 3 picks are our favorite beaches for families visiting the Sunshine State. We offer suggestions for tons of family and kid-friendly activities both on and off the beach. Read on to find out places that will delight everyone, with delicious restaurants options.
VIBE: Relaxed, Free Spirit
4100 Harbor Dr, Venice, FL 34285
Looking for a small beach park where you can collect shells, shark's teeth, and unique rocks? Look no further than this hidden gem with darker sand than other Gulf of Mexico beaches. Not only does this natural beach offer a more rustic feel, but it's also a great spot for relaxing. Keep reading to discover more about the amenities available at this charming location.
Update December 21, 2022: Looking to plan a romantic vacation to a Gulf beach destination on Florida's west coast? Let a Florida local help you out! From top hotels to exciting activities, we've got your couples getaway covered. Get ready for a hassle-free Clearwater Beach trip with an itinerary prepared by locals.
VIBE: Romantic, Exclusive
Bowman's Beach, 1700 Bowmans Beach Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957
Updated December 15, 2022. Hurricane Ian damage repair is underway.The causeway is open to everyone: read more here. Some beaches will be opening in February and March 2023. Many resorts are not expected to fully open until late 2023. A good shelling beach can be hard to find. Even worse, they can be crowded. But not Sanibel Island. Sanibel is very much a nature preserve with no high rise condos and natural beaches.
Susan and Bruno are travel bloggers. We write about Florida beaches on every coast. Our opinions only.