Florida is now a leading beach destination from late March. The best spring break beaches in Florida host different parties and they are visited by both teens and adults. But the sunny state has slowly become the best destination for spring break due to its beaches. Here’s where you need to head the following spring.
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10. Panama City Beach
If you’re on a budget and looking to join the youth from Southern colleges, Panama City Beach is a good destination to consider. Located on the Emerald Coast, the beach is considerably more affordable than other destinations in this region.
Cheap accommodation is easily found nearby. If you want to arrange a private party, you can also consider hiring a Shell Island tour for you and your friends. Once the party is over and you simply want to relax, you can head off to other activities such as dolphin-watching tours.
9. Key West
We all know the party never stops in Key West. It’s simply one of those locations where you can dance through the night regardless of the time of the year. College students are among the most interested in this location due to its vibrant nightlife.
We also like the abundance of activities that await in Key West. You can join a group snorkeling class or go kayaking for a bit more adrenaline. Furthermore, we also like the beach as it offers a few nearby camping locations for students who don’t have the money to spend on luxury hotel accommodation.
8. Marco Island
Smaller groups of students can head over to Marco Island, a more relaxed location with good beaches in Florida. It’s a place mostly known for its outdoor activities and a bit less for its nightlife. But if you’re into jet skis, flying kites, and birdwatching, you’re not going to be bothered by other students here.
The tradeoff for the upscale feel of the location is in the accommodation prices. You’ll simply have to pay a bit more for accommodation here than in Key West. On the other hand, you’ll get to relax on the beach undisturbed, which might be a considerable advantage for a certain type of visitor.
7. Cocoa Beach
Found right next to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cocoa Beach is mostly an attraction for surfing fans during spring break. People come here to surf from all over the world and you are not going to find it quite by any means. On the plus side, you get to shop at the world’s largest surf shop here, which ensures you get all your gear ready for the next big wave.
The beach is fantastic and there’s a long pier to take plenty of Instagram photos at. When you’re tired of surfing, you can visit one of the nearby spaceflight locations for a modest fee. The place attracts plenty of kids and as a result, Cocoa Beach is best for small groups as it doesn’t have the most overpowering nightlife.
6. Caladesi Island
Accessible by boat, Caladesi Island offers one of the few truly untouched beaches of Florida. You can head over to the island if you want to feel like in the Bahamas but without leaving the US. Often seen as the best beach in the country, Caladesi can certainly be the central attraction to a unique spring break.
Other worthy attractions around the island are also popular. For example, you can visit Universal Orlando and Sea World Orlando by driving 2 hours. But even if you drive less, you can still visit top attractions such as The Florida Aquarium.
5. Sanibel Island
If you’re searching for a family-friendly spring break beach away from the polished popular destinations in the Western part of the state, you can stop at Sanibel Island. While still rugged and beautiful, it’s a quieter place without glamorous white sand beaches. You’ll find rugged beaches here with plenty of vegetation and driftwood. On the upside, it’s a family-friendly destination with fun activities for kids such as scooter riding.
4. Florida Keys
The Florida Keys is a top destination for your party-packed spring break adventure. You only need accommodation and plenty of cups of coffee to keep up with the partying which goes on until sunrise. The diversity in the Florida Keys is essential and you’ll find young students from all walks of life here living life to the fullest.
3. South Pointe Beach
If you’re after the best adult parties, you need to head to South Beach. The perfect weather and the unmistakable Florida sun attract people here from around the country. Bars and restaurants here are always packed and we recommend starting the tour at Nikki Beach Miami to kick off that outdoor lounge vibe and get the party started.
2. Miami Beach
Miami Beach is a popular nearby destination that has been often the image of spring break. Topless girls and plenty of poolside and beachfront parties have made it a top destination for spring breakers. It’s probably one of the most expensive destinations in Florida. But you can save on transportation by simply booking a beachfront hotel right in the middle of the action. If you need a bit more energy to keep up with the partying, you can always stop by the popular Sugar Factory shop.
1. Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is a top destination that has the party started early in March. You’ll find the place is made for partying and large scale events. You can start your visit at the Daytona 500. But during the night, you’ll be partying around Razzles or Band & Blues Club. With over 20 miles of white sand beaches, you can also stay outside and party all night long. If you love partying for days, you also need to get some rest.
It’s unlikely you’ll rest too much at Daytona Beach. This is why we recommend trying out the Flagler Beach retreat to recharge your batteries and get back to the beach and its numerous daytime and nighttime parties.