The most romantic beaches in Florida
Florida Vacation Guide: Most Romantic Beaches
Had enough of the Valentine’s fuss but still want a quiet Florida beach for the two of you, a mini vacation – we’ll guide you to a few beaches that may appeal for their seclusion, natural surroundings or other quirky measures!
The only way to walk the four miles of Caladesi Island’s sandy beach is to reach it by boat or grab a ferry from Honeymoon Island State Park. It’s worth the effort as the island is a true natural escape – no condos on the skyline, no snack stands – only you, the sand, sun and water. Pack a picnic and stay the day! You can also walk the boardwalk trails that lead through sand dune habitat with sea oats and dune sunflowers or kayak a three-mile water route that leads through mangroves. Birders will be enthralled by ospreys flying overhead or American oystercatchers and black skimmers on the shoreline.
Tucked between Palm Beach’s glitz and Fort Lauderdale’s marinas, Delray Beach beach has preserved dunes and wide stretches of beach that feel like old Florida. Hold hands as you pass through a sea grape arch to reach the beach – that in itself is the romantic entrance for a quiet beachfront where you, the sand and water are the focus.
Make a scenic drive part of the day and then relax on the Key’s aquamarine waters. If you’re nature lovers, Bahia Honda is an excellent spot to see wading birds and shorebirds and the nature center offers a thorough introduction. Take a boat trip to the nearby reef for some great snorkeling or just sit on the sandy shores and watch the amazing sunset.
Cuddle in a sea cave! Time your visit right to Blowing Rocks Preserve and you’ll catch a saltwater plume shoot 50 feet into the air. And if you’re there for low tide, go for a rock scramble over the limestone and explore the rock formations and sea caves – some large enough to stand in! Just be careful to mark the changing tide!
Although clothing-optional is limited to an 800-foot section of the northern stretch on Haulover Beach’s 1.3-mile shoreline, approximately 80% don their clothing and let their full body get a tan! Located north of Bal Hourbour, you can swim, surf, lie on the sandy white beaches, but a majority of the 7,000 people that visit in a single day are nude, so if you want a full-body tan, make that the reason for visiting this beach.
What’s your favorite beach for a romantic stroll?