Florida's 825 miles of sandy beaches are a national treasure, here for you to enjoy. Whether quiet and secluded or bustling with activity, Florida beaches are renowned for their beauty, accessibility, facilities, year-round sunshine, glittering white sand and sparkling waters. Florida's coast offers a variety of natural habitats – sand dunes, salt marshes, wild mangrove-filled barrier islands and spectacular coral reefs – as well as historic sites, state parks, fishing communities, yacht-lined marinas and urban centers.
The Florida Coastal Management Program has pinpointed public access along the entire Florida coast from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean for this online Coastal Access Guide. Visitors can choose the access that best matches their interests and needs. The guide provides an interactive map and detailed information about each access point – parking, accessibility, facilities, shelters, picnic areas, boardwalks, camping, boat ramps, nearby or onsite food, and fees.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.