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What’s the Best Florida Beach?

The Sunshine State isn’t just, well, sunshine-y. It’s also enormous. Florida has 825 miles of coastline, or, in other words, 825 miles of fun-in-the-sun possibilities. Florida beaches are among the most popular destinations this fall – in fact, Florida destinations take every one of the top 10 beach destinations booked.  Seems everyone loves Florida, myself included.

Still, there’s plenty of Florida I haven’t yet seen. I’ve been to Orlando (check out a review of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando here), Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville and St. Augustine. I enjoyed the theme parks in Orlando, the Jimmy Buffet-vibe of Key West, the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, the nightlife of Miami, the golf in Jacksonville and the history and charm of St. Augustine. The range of experiences available to visitors has to be one of the reasons Florida is consistently, incredibly popular.

On my wish list: Amelia Island, Pensacola and most of all, Little Torch Key. The Little Palm Island Resort & Spa there looks divine. Readers: Which Florida destinations have you visited and which are your favorite? Any Florida beaches you can’t wait to visit? Tell me in the comments below!


My name: Genevieve Shaw Brown. I also answer to Genny and Gen.

How I earn my keep: I work at Travelocity.

Greatest travel lesson learned: I travel for my job, but I've learned work is work, vacation is vacation, and it's best not to try and do both on one trip.

Fondest travel memory: There are so many... but a recent experience was being totally jet-lagged and waking up pre-dawn in Koh Samui, Thailand, and watching the sun rise with my husband on the beach. We talked about what all our friends and family were doing at that very same moment as the sun set back home in New York.

First thing I do in a new place: Peruse the local restaurants and map out my dining strategy for the duration of my trip. Dining strategy = eating at as many restaurants as humanly possible.

First thing I do when I get home: Put a push pin on the destination I just returned from on the map of the world that hangs on the wall above my couch.

Travel ambition: To cover that map completely in push pins.

My most beloved place in the whole world: Cockle Cove Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts.



I love the beaches in Florida. I just roll up in my camper van enjoy the scenery and move on when I feel like it.


I have never been to Florida, but I am planning to make a trio through US next Summer. Which is the best period to come and enjoy the sea?

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