The majestic Gulf Coast waters lap the shores of seven U.S. states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Spanning hundreds of miles and welcoming millions of tourists each year, it’s not hard to find a sandy place to soak up sun, but, we’ve narrowed it down to the best Gulf Coast beaches.
Best Florida Beaches: Gulf Coast, Florida's Central Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island, Clearwater, Siesta Key, Captiva Island, Marco Island, Charlotte Harbor, Naples, Gasparilla, Bradenton, Sarasota, Boca Grande, Sanibel Island, Coquina Beach | Florida Travel + Life
Destin, FL: Best Gulf Coast Beaches The scores of Gulf Coast beaches beckon travelers with promises of emerald waters, brilliant white beaches, picturesque sand dunes with waving sea oats, excellent nature hikes and ample bird-watching. Read on to discover our picks for the best Gulf Coast beaches.
One of America’s finest white-sand beaches, Clearwater Beach spans a narrow, 3-mile stretch of the Pinellas Peninsula on the Gulf Coast. Clearwater’s proximity to Tampa offers visitors ample activities to enjoy, including beach volleyball, parasailing, a dolphin-watching cruise and a fun fishing excursion.