Florida's Secluded Beaches
During the dog days of summer Florida's beaches can quickly become crowded, especially the more popular beaches such as Miami, Daytona Beach and St. Pete so where does one go to find peace, quit and most of all seclusion? Fortunately, there are hundreds of miles of coastline to explore in Florida, so surely not every beach has attracted a large crowd--right?
If you're looking for privacy, seclusion and to simply escape the hustle and bustle--look no further! Here's a look at some of the most secluded beaches in Florida offering everything you could possibly want--surf, sand and solitude.
Virginia Key Beach, Key Biscayne
The seclusion of Virginia Key Beach in Key Biscayne will not disappoint! One could say that this is the ideal place to go if you never want to be found. A deserted key that is absolutely picturesque, Virginia Key features soft white sand, plenty of open coastline and just the right level of privacy from the rest of the world.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Located about 70 miles to the west of Key West is a small cluster of islands that are composed of coral reefs and sand. These islands are known as the Dry Tortugas and are some of the most secluded islands of Florida. Snorkeling, swimming and sun bathing are all welcome and because the islands are so far off the coast, seclusion is almost always possible!
Haulover Beach, Miami Beach
The only clothing optional beach in Miami Beach, Haulover Beach is situated in between the intracoastal waterway and Miami Beach. This beach offers miles of pristine white sand and lots of privacy but you may encounter a few nude sunbathers from time to time. A formation of barrier rocks helps Haulover Beach to keep beachgoers at bay except for those who are really looking for some privacy.
Bonsteel Beach, Melbourne
Located slightly north of Sebastian Inlet, Bonsteel Beach is one of Brevard's best beaches for those who wish to surf or sunbathe alone. Intense tides keep most visitors away from Bonsteel Beach but for those who truly wish to experience early Florida, and see what the beaches were like before there were skyrise condos along the coastline.
Fort Desoto Dog Beach, St. Petersburg
While you may have to share Fort Desoto Dog Beach with a few friendly pooches and their owners, you'll still find that this is one of the most secluded beaches you will find between St. Pete and Tampa Bay. Fort Desoto Dog Beach features pristine sand, plenty of crystal clear water for swimming and is pet friendly so if you're traveling solo with your pooch, it's the beach to be at this summer.