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Share your waterfront wisdom by rating the beaches you've visited and posting your best beach tips on all our travel guides. Read on to find out how.

We all know that sharing is caring, especially when it comes to beach tips. Your opinion matters! [Kathleen Flynn | Florida Beach Insider photo]
We all know that sharing is caring, especially when it comes to beach tips. Your opinion matters! [Kathleen Flynn | Florida Beach Insider photo]

Greetings from the cabana, friends and neighbors!

Florida Beach Insider strives to give our readers the best in travel information and recommendations for the Sunshine State’s beach communities. We’re always looking to improve our ability to give people the honest scoop about vacation destinations.

But don’t just take our word for it — you can have a say, too!

Sign up for your very own Insider account today and leave your own comments and critiques on every single one of our beach travel guides. You can even rate your most and least favorite beaches with our handy sea star ratings system.

All you have to do is create a profile with your name and email address, and then you can start sharing your opinions. We’ll never share your information without your permission, and you can change your information at any time.

Read on for more about how to create your very own Insider account.



When you come to, click on “SIGN IN” in the upper lefthand corner.



A login window will pop up, prompting you for your username and password. (If you already have an account, just use your current login.)

If you are creating an account, click “Create your own Insider account” at the bottom of the box. That will take you to another page ...



Fill out the sign up form. All we require is a username, an email account and a password — you can fill out the rest if you’d like.

You’ll be signed up for our regular email newsletter, full of tips, news and travel guide updates, sent right to your inbox. We also use the newsletter to inform readers of giveaways, special deals, travel information and more! Or, you know, you can opt out if you don’t want awesome correspondence from us.

You’ll get an email to confirm you are who you say you are. Click the link and you’ll be good to go.


Your new profile will allow you to post comments and leave sea star ratings for specific beaches, love them or hate them.

The sea star rating — we call her “Stella,” btw — is an average of all the ratings users have given a location (0 is worst, 5 is best). Vote up your favorites and point out which strands are sub-par.

You can say anything in the ratings, as long as you aren’t arguing, being abusive or saying any bad swears. Your reviews will be submitted for moderation before they appear, just to keep you honest.

You also can update your comments later, but be warned that acting like a creep will result in the BANHAMMER.


Once you’ve logged in, you can stay logged in. If you want to change your name and password, just click on the “PROFILE” prompt that has now automagically appeared at the top of the page. You can also sign out altogether.

That’s all there is to it. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at for more information. We promise to get back to you, but please remember, we’re on beach time here, so it may take a minute.

Sign up and share your beach bum knowledge today!

Joshua Gillin is Florida Beach Insider’s Beachcomber-in-chief. When he’s not actively looking for a clear spot on the sand with his family, he enjoys hiking, martials arts, comparing drink specials and shopping for American-made products.