February will be here before we know it. You might be considering a winter getaway. Enter the Sunshine State where you will find beautiful secluded beaches in Florida in February perfect for a weekend escape.
Florida’s coastline offers those tired of cold winter days, a nice break. Even better? Those seeking solitude for a chance to recharge, will love the 10 beaches I have listed below.
Yes, Florida is quite well known for its beaches, but there are also hidden gems. Secluded shores and white sandy beaches that offer tranquility and the chance to relax with the soothing whispers of an ocean breeze.
What you may not know, however, is many of the beaches are located in Florida State Parks where they are monitored and protected.
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We want the beauty of our state parks to carry on and be available for future Beach Lovers to enjoy. Below are my picks for the top 10 beaches to visit in February.
Top Secluded Beaches in Florida in February
If you’re yearning for a peaceful escape, here are the top 10 secluded beaches in Florida in February for a quick weekend getaway:
Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande
Really want to get away? Check out Cayo Costa State Park. This beautiful park is tucked away from the crowds. Cayo Costa offers unspoiled beauty and only accessible only by boat.
This barrier island delivers on the promise of tranquil getaway with its shell-strewn shores and nature trails. Fort Myers is the closest airport to Boca Grande.
Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin
Also, only accessible by ferry or boat, Caladesi Island State Park, located in Dunedin. This Island’s untouched beauty offers quiet shorelines and nature trails through mangroves, ideal for a getaway. The closest airport is St. Petersburg (PIE) Airport.
Anclote Key Preserve State Park, Tarpon Springs
Nestled south of Clearwater, Anclote Key Preserve State Park offers quiet stretches of shoreline. This State Park is also a remote haven for relaxation, birdwatching, and out of this world sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. The closest airport is St. Petersburg (PIE) Airport.
Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin
When you want to get away from the tourist traps, Honeymoon Island’s North Beach is the perfect escape. Enjoying wandering along the shoreline or unwind as you hike the trails through the pines. The closest airport is St. Petersburg (PIE) Airport.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne
You will find this Florida State Park on the southern tip of Key Biscayne. This park hides a quiet, serene beach near the bustle of Miami. Be sure to see the historic landmarks and panoramic views, perfect for a peaceful February day.
Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach
Water sports? This state park near Melbourne is the pick for you, with great fishing and surfing.
Sebastian Inlet offers secluded spots along its beautiful shoreline, ideal for a quiet day of sunbathing or looking for sea glass or the perfect shell on the beach. The closest airport is Melbourne (MLB) Airport.
Lovers Key State Park, South of Sarasota
Nestled south of Sarasota, Lovers Key State Park offers a tranquil escape with secluded stretches of beach, surrounded by natural beauty and serene landscapes. The closest airport is Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) Airport.
Gasparilla Island State Park, Boca Grande
Yes, this one is also only accessible by boat or ferry. But when you get to Gasparilla Island, you will find secluded stretches of beach, a rich history, the ability to simply relax.
The four closest airports to Little Gasparilla Island are located in Sarasota/Bradenton, Fort Myers, Tampa and Punta Gorda.
Egmont Key State Park, St. Petersburg
Only accessible by private boat, Egmont Key’s quiet beaches, and historic ruins provide a unique escape for those seeking solitude and natural beauty. This gorgeous State Park is located near St. Pete, with Tampa/St. Pete Airport nearby. The closest airport is St. Pete (PIE) Airport.
Canaveral National Seashore, South of New Smyrna Beach
While technically south of New Smyrna Beach, Canaveral National Seashore’s pristine beaches are quite close and easy to get to. Enjoy exploring the secluded shores, watch for wildlife on land as well as marine life in the ocean.
Absolute natural treasures, fantastic for a serene coastal escape. The closest airport is Melbourne International Airport.
Sometimes, you really need to simply get away. The best way to do that in my opinion is with nature. No matter what else is going on in the world, the waves will continue to hit the shore.
Uncovering these tranquil beaches you will find in a State or National Park, you can relax and enjoy the beauty of Florida’s quieter side.
That is where you will hear the sounds of the gentle waves, calls of the shore birds and gulls and the wind as it moves through the palm trees. Heaven.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, DENISE SANGER: Denise is a long time Florida resident and even a longer-time Beach Lover. She enjoys traveling throughout the Sunshine State, but especially enjoys finding hidden gems and beaches, she likes to share through this blog.
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