When summer comes around, and the idea of taking a vacation sets in, there’s one place more than any other that Americans think of… We’re talking about Florida, AKA The Sunshine State!
No doubt, Florida is a beautiful place to vacation, but there’s one catch. When everyone else has the same vacation idea as you, you’re going to have to deal with the crowds of tourists…
That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to wander off the beaten path a little bit. On the list below, we’re going to share our 10 picks for the best hidden Florida beach towns that will give you the perfect summer vacation. Let’s take a look…
1. Ponce Inlet
Just head 10 miles away from Daytona Beach and you’ll find this hidden treasure that will offer a much more relaxed vibe.
2. Deerfield Beach
For something a bit more authentic and less crowded than Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, give this idyllic spot a try!
3. Vilano Beach
Those coming for a stay here are sure to appreciate the retro vibe of the area that recalls the Florida lifestyle of yore.
4. Santa Rosa Beach
It’s quiet enough for the relaxing vacation but with plenty of other things to enjoy, like golf, to keep everyone entertained.
5. Cedar Key
Those looking to have a more natural experience when visiting Florida would be well advised to check out this destination just 2-and-a-half hours away from Tampa.
6. Pass-a-Grille Beach
Named after French sailors who used to grill fish on the beaches, this tucked away spot has some serious history and pizzazz.
7. Atlantic Beach
With just one major resort in town to speak of, Atlantic Beach remains relatively quiet during the peak travel season.
8. Gasparilla Island
This is another town that perfectly captures the spirit of Florida’s history, making it a place where you can really get into the swing of things.
9. Anna Maria Island
Only a hop, skip and a jump away from Sarasota, there’s some mellow vibes to be enjoyed on Anna Maria Island.
10. Vero Beach
There are some great resorts to stay at in town, and the beach is never as crowded as you’ll find at nearby places like Daytona Beach.