As we all know, there are endless of gorgeous beach towns in Florida. But locals know the smaller the beach the better the town. According to Southern Living these small beach towns have just as much to offer as the tourist hot spots like Clearwater or St. Pete Beach. Southern Living vetted towns with the most “beautiful shorelines, fun food scenes, and win-you-over-for-a-lifetime character.” Towns that also had accommodating hotels and unique art around town and one of a kind breweries and restaurants.

The best part about most of these beach towns is they are the perfect getaway spot for staycation. If you’re looking for a new relaxation paradise that’s close to home, consider these quintessential Florida towns. A couple towns on the list may be closer than you think!

Check out the list to see which bay area beach towns made the count!


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