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Top 5 Beaches in South Florida and Why You Should Visit Them

Posted On: 05/24/2016

When you visit a state practically surrounded by the ocean, chances are you're going to find some great beaches. Alas, not all beaches are created equal. But don't worry! We're not only experts at getting you to your destination, we know how to pick them, too! Below is our list of the top five beaches in South Florida and why you should make them a travel destination on your next trip.

1. Lummus Park Beach

Hailed as one of the most popular destinations in Miami, Lummus Park Beach has long been a popular location for film-shooting, too. (An event that frequently occurs, for all you film and TV buffs out there). The beach itself is part of the 74-acre park, with extensive paved trails and fun stuff like sidewalk cafes and volleyball courts. There's lots for the kids to do, too.

2. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

In addition to all the usual water-related activites, this beach is chock-full of history, too. Located on the Southern part of the island Key Biscayne, it is both known for being part of the Underground Railroad and as the home of the Cape Florida Light, a lighthouse built in 1825 that still stands there today.

3. Virginia Key Beach

Having celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015, the Virginia Key Beach Park has a long history, yet one surprisingly focused on natural and historic preservation. Though minutes away from all Miami has to offer, the Park is a unique ecological haven. The island of Virginia Key is also home to the extremely popular Miami Seaquarium, so you can get up close and personal with the native sea life, without getting eaten.

4. John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

This beach is truly a paradise for water-sport enthusiasts, offering opportunities for several kinds of boating, fishing and swimming. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent, too, in case you love boating but couldn't fit yours on the plane. Scuba divers and snorklers can enjoy the Dania Beach Erojacks, a popular reef in that area. This Park is also home to Whiskey Creek, a small inlet that is used as a manatee sanctuary.

5. Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Home of the Great American Beach Party, an annual festival that kicks off summer with live music and tons of activities for the whole family, Ft. Lauderdale Beach is what you might call a metropolitan beach. In other words, sun, surf, fine dining, spas, music, shopping; all out the front door of your hotel.

Beaches. We love 'em. Wherever you choose to spend your sunny Florida beach vacation, you have some great choices. To find out how we can help you get there, or for any other questions, please feel free to contact us today!