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Florida Beaches

Florida’s alluring West Coast consists of a stretch of 300 miles of glitzy holiday resorts, tranquil fishing villages and vibrant towns between the Panhandle and the state’s southern tip. With swampy marshlands and golden beaches, the terrain is as varied as the entertainment options which are available.

In the West Coast’s major city of Tampa, visitors can explore the colourful Cuban enclave of Ybor City, whilst the energetic downtown nightlife and the exciting Busch Gardens theme park make ‘the Big Guava’ an essential stop on any West Coast itinerary.

Beach lovers are spoilt for choice by the array of sublime stretches of golden sands that line the West Florida coastline. From the gorgeous Anna Maria Island to the long stretches of unspoilt beach around St Petersburg, the Sunshine State is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Meanwhile, resort towns of Sarasota and Fort Myers offer handy conveniences and are worthy of exploring in their own right.

  • Family playing in sand, Clearwater Beach - Visit Florida/SPARK

  • Cocoa Beach kayak tour on the Space Coast - Visit Florida/Emergent Media

  • Stand-up paddleboarder in Grayton Beach State Park - Visit Florida/Peter W. Cross/Patrick Farrell

  • Naples Botanical Gardens - Visit Florida/Darron Silva

  • Daytona Beach aerial view - Visit Florida/500PX

  • Lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Miami - Visit Florida/Peter W. Cross

  • Woman reading a book on the beach at Moorings Village & Spa. Islamorada - Visit Florida/Patrick Farrell/Peter W. Cross

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 32℃
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  • 25℃
  • 22
  • 19
  • 21
  • 24
  • 23
  • 15
  • 12
  • 10
  • 16
  • 23
  • 22
  • 23

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Sarasota, Florida sits on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and is famous for its clean beaches, warm waters and its beautiful keys, low-lying spits of land that run in parallel with the coast. Temperatures here are great year-round and the arts scene is phenomenal.

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