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Least crowded beaches in Florida during Spring Break

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Least crowded beaches in Florida during Spring Break
Fort De Soto Park
Fort De Soto Park

Spring break is notorious for guaranteed craziness on many of Florida’s beaches. Many but not all which is a good thing for you if like me, you prefer a less crowded beach day. After experiencing Spring Break when I lived in South Florida near Fort Lauderdale, I made it a POINT to avoid Spring Break beaches such as Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, or Tampa. But below is my top picks for least crowded beaches in Florida during Spring Break:

  • Mexico Beach. Mexico Beach is near Panama City Beach but so much less crowded. Absolutely gorgeous as all beaches are on this part of the Florida panhandle. If you’re feeling you want a little bit more excitement, hop in your car and head over to Panama City Beach but for a nice quiet beach vacation, Mexico Beach is the top of my list.
  • Marco Island. Farther south on the Gulf, you’ll find beautiful Marco Island. You can experience the best of Florida nature as Marco Island is near the Everglades. Yet if you’re looking for a bit more excitement, you’ll find Marco Island, south of Naples, has plenty of restaurants, art galleries and shopping to keep you occupied.
  • Fort DeSoto Park. This chain of islands is one of the gems of the Gulf. Located near busy Clearwater Beach, you can find plenty of nature and history to explore. Fort DeSoto Park is a 20 minute drive to St. Pete which has many attractions to explore if you should choose. You will find a list in my article here: A Weekend in St. Petersburg.
  • Flagler Beach. Definitely one of my favorites on the East coast. Located between historic St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, you can spend your days surfing, biking down beautiful A1A and enjoying a delicious meal while overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
  • Finishing up my list is the beautiful Amelia Island. Drive or hop a plane to Jacksonville and rent a car for a short drive over to Amelia Island. You’ll find the closer you get to Amelia Island the better you’ll find the view. No crowds. Plenty to see and do whether you’re a nature lover, a shopper or history buff. Check out my list of top 8 things to do in Amelia Island here: 8 best things to do at Amelia Island Florida
Amelia Island Beaches
Amelia Island Beaches

There are a few other beaches that I will add on AFTER I visit them. I haven’t been to a few since the pandemic and want to be sure before I recommend them as not crowded during Spring break, they are not crowded. Be sure to bookmark this page and come back for the updates.

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About Denise

Denise Sanger lives a life split between her love for fitness and her passion for travel particularly to the BEACH.  Denise also has a love of marketing and lives in beautiful Suwannee County, Florida. You can find out more about Denise here: About Denise

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