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We’re constantly working to give you an insider’s look at the Sunshine’s State’s beach communities, including our picks for restaurants, bars, hotels, activities, events and more.

Check back often as we add new communities and locations to our beaches map and write new featured articles to help you learn more about Florida’s finest waterfronts. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know!

Here’s a look at our most recent additions to the site:

Answers to questions about Red Tide

The algae blooms that kill fish and turtles off the Gulf Coast are not new, but they are dangerous. We offer some guidance on the toxic, rust-colored phenomenon.
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Anclote River Park Travel Guide

A giant boat ramp, fishing pier and picnic pavilions complement a 300-foot beachfront.
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These are the best Florida beach dogs of Instagram

Looking for a best friend to follow on social media? This canine quintet will get tails wagging.
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Dr. Beach, a Florida icon

A chat with FIU professor Stephen Leatherman about climate change, his research and how he became a coastal expert.
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Miami Beach Travel Guide

The world-famous island known for its vibrant mix of cultures and scenic beaches, also called the “Million Dollar Sandbar.” Come here for a much different experience than other Florida sights.
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South Beach’s Palace Bar keeps community support alive

The Miami Beach landmark proves that moving to a new location on Ocean Drive wasn’t a drag on business.
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Gov. Rick Scott issues order to deal with public beach access bill

HB 631 dealt with customary use, but confused beachgoers over the limits of private property.
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Indian Shores Travel Guide

Somewhat isolated on a Pinellas County barrier island, this beach makes for a pleasant family vacation or quiet refuge.
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Key West's visual arts scene is a sight to see

Painters, sculptors and photographers prove the Conch Republic isn't just a literary haven.
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Indian Rocks Beach Travel Guide

A relaxed, small-town feel punctuates this solid stop for families, anglers, surfers and skimboarders.
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Tarpon Springs Travel Guide

Take a day trip to this historic town to find a few secluded beaches and a resurgent downtown.
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Call them what you will, but personal watercraft carry a lot of personal responsibility. [Luke Johnson | Florida Beach Insider photo]

Watch yourself on the waves with pointers for personal watercraft safety

Renting a Jet Ski or WaveRunner is a fun way to get on the water, but you can stay safe if you remember these tips.
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Madeira Beach Travel Guide

Touristy attractions mix with oddball charm in a beach town that manages to be quiet but still has plenty of things to do.
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Dr. Beach ranks Grayton Beach, Caladesi Island among America’s best beaches

The two Florida state parks are ranked in Stephen Leatherman’s annual Top 10 beaches list for 2018.
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Sea turtles are now nesting on Florida’s beaches, so be aware and follow the rules this season

Be aware of endangered species leaving the ocean for the sand, and don’t disturb mothers or hatchlings.
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Honeymoon Island Travel Guide

Perennial favorite Honeymoon Island State Park is a great place to see a sunset, walk your dog or see wildlife — and there is plenty of parking, too.
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Caladesi Island Travel Guide

A top-rated beach and plenty of natural wonders are the highlight of this popular park, which can be reached by boat, but not by car.
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Clearwater Beach Travel Guide

Often cited as the best beach in the United States, Clearwater Beach offers fun for families, couples and party types on Spring Break with events, watersports and luxe resorts. That celebrated sugar sand is also worth the visit.
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Redington Shores Travel Guide

A compact beach town that offers just enough restaurants, shops and sand to satisfy those looking for an out-of-the way Florida vacation.
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North Redington Beach Travel Guide

The middle child of the Redington beaches, North Redington Beach is relaxed and low-key but still offers a small town’s amenities.
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Redington Beach Travel Guide

This little beach town in the middle of a Pinellas County barrier island is an oasis among commercialism and condos, offering a secluded waterfront and residential charm.
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Treasure Island Travel Guide

A retro vibe welcomes all kinds of families and partygoers on this exceptionally varied beach expanse, where alcohol is allowed most places on the sand.
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St. Pete Beach Travel Guide

Close to St. Petersburg and featuring stellar sand, St. Pete Beach offers both bustling and secluded sections to cater to all sorts of beachcombers.
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Pass-a-Grille Travel Guide

This neighborhood maintains a historic feel and small-town identity, just down the road from all the hustle and bustle of St. Pete Beach.
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Gulfport Travel Guide

The Old Florida vibe of the restaurants and shops in this community hidden away on Boca Ciega Bay makes it worth a day trip from nearby beach towns.
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Fort De Soto Park Travel Guide

Pinellas County’s biggest public park is ideal for camping, watersports, exploring nature and history, having a picnic or simply stretching out on a quality beach for the day.
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Egmont Key State Park

A fairly remote island full of history and wildlife stands guard at the entrance to Tampa Bay. Just be sure to bring drinking water and cash.
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Hello from Florida Beach Insider

If you're like us, you're yearning for the sun on your face and sand between your toes. You want to get away from it all and while away your hours listening to crashing waves.
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Sun, Sand, Sustainability: Anna Maria Island Excels at Eco Tourism

Organic produce and native landscaping are only some of the features of this Manatee County getaway.
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An insider’s guide to beach camping on Shell Key

Test your paddling and outdoors skills by hitting the waves to really rough it.
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Five Florida saltwater fishing tips from a professional

George Poveromo, the host of George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing on NBC Sports Network, offered five tips that will help anglers anywhere they travel in search of big fish.
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Insider tips to buying your first kayak

Price, style and quality of construction are all important factors when making that initial purchase.
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Clearwater Beach named best beach in the United States, 7 other Florida beaches in Top 25

TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice Awards puts six Sunshine State destinations in its Top 10, based on reader reviews. Clearwater Beach also claims the spot as seventh-best beach in the world.
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