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> 5 best beaches in Florida
starlagurl
post Apr 30 2009, 03:33 PM
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Whenever I think Florida, I think mmbcross now:

Something for you to pick apart, Martin:

Here are the top 5 beaches in Florida, do you agree?

1. PENSACOLA BEACH

2. PANAMA BEACH

3. VERO BEACH

4. CLEAR WATER BEACH

5. DAYTONA BEACH


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post Apr 30 2009, 05:22 PM
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You know me! I'd love to pick things apart, but I'm afraid I can't. The choices are excellent.

Nevertheless, other than the beaches, it's a pretty useless web site. I think it's just in there to get Google ads.


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post May 1 2009, 08:34 AM
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Yeah, it's true about the site. I just found it on StumbleUpon and wanted to know what you thought.


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post Jul 2 2009, 01:58 AM
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Only been to Daytona Beach, the beach was magnificent but thought the area was a bit run down....
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post Jul 2 2009, 08:49 AM
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Yeah, I agree with you about Daytona Beach. It seemed a little shabby when I was there too.


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post Jul 2 2009, 09:13 AM
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I've been to Pensacola and Clearwater, theyre great. I am not sure about the others since I have not been there. Daytona and Panama seem to attract the party crowd in spring break a lot though.


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post Jul 4 2009, 10:57 AM
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Ok. You can see my choice for one of the best beaches in Florida.Flagler beach Florida
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post Jul 19 2009, 11:55 PM
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I'm currently at Clearwater beach! It's awesome... the water is really nice for the States! And I'm loving the hot weather since I'm from the cold north smile.gif


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post Jul 20 2009, 10:54 AM
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It's interesting to read about the preferences between the Gulf beaches and Atlantic beaches in Florida.

The Gulf beaches have stunning powdery white sands and the water is usually very calm. It is also warmer than the Atlantic beaches, in fact, in high summer, it's like bathing in a bath-tub. The water tends to be more opaque and cloudy on the gulf side of Florida.

The Atlantic beaches have more yellowy sand (except renourished beaches, such as Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale). There is moderate wave action, water is clearer and not as tepid as the gulf, though in high summer it is still warm by northern standards.

We all have our favourites..I'm all for the Atlantic side as I like my ocean clear and cooler.

Here's my site describing Miami's beaches
http://www.miami-beach-travelguide.com/beaches.html


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post Jul 20 2009, 11:00 AM
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My brother got married on Panama City Beach! I was pretty young but I would probably say its how I imagine paradise to be... ridiculously beautiful, especially at sunset.
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post Jul 20 2009, 02:50 PM
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You live ans learn on Travelpod
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_nourishment


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post Jul 20 2009, 03:02 PM
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Wow, I had no idea they actually did that...


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post Jul 22 2009, 08:15 AM
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Whoa - I had no idea... Does this mean that the beach in Ft. Lauderdale isn't natural? Where do they get the sand?


When they started doing this they would dredge the sand from the bottom offshore, but the new sand would just eventually drift back into the hole they had formed leaving the beach denuded again. It also damaged the offshore reefs. Now they import sand from the Bahamas.


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post Jul 23 2009, 09:28 AM
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Flagler beach is my favorite beach. The sand is not white, but it is the most private beach in all of Florida.My Webpage
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post Jul 26 2009, 10:45 PM
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Great blog about miami and beaches
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post Aug 5 2009, 12:55 AM
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What about Indian Rock Beach? Anyone been there, I was thinking of checking it out, is it better than Clearwater Beach?


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post Aug 21 2009, 10:47 PM
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I LIKED CLEARWATER BEACH AND MIAMI BEACH.IF YOUR EVER IN IRELAND ROSSES POINT BEACH IS A GOOD ONE
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post Nov 4 2009, 04:02 PM
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Don't forget those gorgeous beaches of Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida. Sugar
white sand...................blukat
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post Feb 11 2010, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE(vipdistinct @ Aug 5 2009, 12:55 AM) *

What about Indian Rock Beach? Anyone been there, I was thinking of checking it out, is it better than Clearwater Beach?


Indian Rocks beach isn't bad. I like Clearwater more though

My favorite Beach in Florida is hands down is Siesta Key. The sand there is 99% quartz, fine as powder and white as snow. One of my favorite times to go out there is at night. With the sand being so white it looks like a blanket of snow for a few 100 yards till you reach the gulf. The travel channel rated it the number 2 beach in the US a few years back.

Miami Beach it very touristy and is pretty crowded gora.gif Not my favorite unless you want to look at women in t-backs then it's awesome devil.png

I'd have to say I'm partial to the Gulf beaches. The Atlantic beaches don't compare, unless you want to go surfing, then they are the best.

Venice beach and south jetty are great for finding Sharks teeth. I have hundreds at home I've found there.

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post Jul 8 2010, 10:29 AM
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I am bias as I live in Pensacola about 20 minutes away from our beaches. We have the whitest beaches in the world and I love being able to drive out to them in less than 20 minutes to enjoy them.

I am a Gulf beach guy as the Atlantic beaches just dont seem like a beach to me.

It is sad to go out there now and see oil and tar balls washing up on the beaches I grew up on. But its not as bad as the news media is making out to be. The beaches are still here and open so come down and enjoy them.


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