Florida is arguably the nicest state with the BEST weather for the beach and… ISLANDS! Here is the list we compiled of most overlooked tropical islands right here in Florida, so grab your swim suits and sun block and lets go!
1. Jupiter Island, Jupiter, FL
You certainly will feel like your in a different world here, a tropical one (maybe that’s why it’s called Jupiter?) – har har! Jupiter Island is a barrier island on the coast of Martin and Palm Beach counties, Florida. Gorgeous waters with the Atlantic on the East side of the island, the St. Lucie inlet on the North, the Indian River on the West and the Jupiter inlet on South. ♥
2. Little Palm Island, Torch Key, FL
Private gorgeous island on the outskirts of Key West. You need a boat to get to this tropical oasis and that’s alright with us 🙂
3. Amelia Island, Nassau County, FL
Amelia Island is a little slice of heaven and perfect for the type of couples that want some privacy and walk the beach. Amelia Island is particularly treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches and charming seaport character.
4. Caladesi Island State Park
The only way to get to this tropical oasis is by ferry service provided by the Caladesi Island Ferry! This is a great way to spend your day together. First, you’ll have to visit Honeymoon Island (another gorgeous beach) and take the ferry to Caladisi Island. You might even get a chance to see some dolphins! Once you get to Caladesi you will be greeted with a white sand beach and blue-green waters. This is also a great place for fishing and snorkeling! Great place to find amazing sea shells and you can find sand dollars all over the bottom of the ocean. Truly a Florida gem.
5. Navarre Beach, Santa Rosa County, FL
This is a Florida beach vacation filled with a rich, untouched history and there is so many ways to explore this beauty. This is a beach for a couple that doesn’t like to just sit and soak up the sun! Here you can kayak, you can bike and even zip line!
6. Bathtub Beach, Stuart, FL
This is an amazing beach that is great for privacy and shallow water. At low tide, the brain coral is exposed and great for collecting if you find a particularly nice piece! Bathtub Reef Beach has a reef about 50 feet off shore that protects the beach from waves and tidal action. Great beach for that couple that just seriously wants to CHILL!
7. Honey Moon Island State Park, Dunedin, FL
Honey Moon Island is a beach for honey mooning couples ONLY! HAHA we kid, but you miiiight just fall in love here! The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore. Heck if you get bored (which we don’t see how) but you can take the ferry to Caladesi Island and do some exploring over there 😉
8. Okaloosa Island, Okaloosa County, FL
WOW! Just look at that water. Say hello to the Okaloosa waters that is made up by the Santa Rosa Sound, Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This barrier island between Ft. Walton Beach and Destin is famous for pristine beaches, water sports and amazing sunsets and sunrises ♥
9. Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL
Sarasota certainly is thought as, possibly, the most BORING city in Florida filled with old people and literally nothing. Nothing but this GORGEOUS beach. It’s like God purposely put this beach here because he knew it would be protected from young kids partying and destroying it with their loud music and beer. No. You won’t find that here. This beach has the NICEST sand and the GREATEST vibe. You can walk what seems like a mile into the ocean and it will stay up to your knees/waist area. Wonderful beach to spend your entire day.