8 Best Florida Beaches For Couples

On Anna Maria Island, a barrier island on the Gulf Coast that is situated south of St. Petersburg, schedule your sunset appointment. Bean Point Beach is a white sand beach that is less crowded than other coastal destinations due to its lack of amenities such as restrooms or rentals. 

Bean Point Beach, Anna Maria Island

Naples, a city on Florida's Gulf Coast in southwest, has some magnificent beaches with white sugar sand beaches that offer breathtaking sunset views. One of the more private read: romantic options is Seagate Beach. Take notice that there are no public restrooms, unlike many of the beaches on this list that aren't overwhelmed with visitors.

Seagate Beach, Naples

Anne's Beach, which is popular with couples traveling through this chain of islands on their honeymoon or just for a romantic road trip, is situated in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Enjoy a taste of island life by going on a day trip that includes a lunch and a stroll down the boardwalk.

Anne's Beach, Islamorada

For your fix of the three Rs, head to Surfside Beach, a Miami haven (rest, relaxation and romance). This little town offers intriguing activities like Jazz on the Beach and Sunday Farmers Markets, so in addition to being a terrific place for leisurely beach walks, make sure to stock up on supplies for an amazing beach picnic with your significant other.

Surfside Beach

There's romance in the name: Honeymoon Island, a west Florida island 30 miles northwest of Tampa, got its moniker in 1940 when fifty cottages were built on the island to welcome newlyweds before World War II.  

Honeymoon Island Beach and Caladesi Island State Park

An hour north of Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach juts out into the Atlantic Ocean across from Lake Worth Lagoon, and is known for its Gilded Age past as the residence of industrialist Henry Flagler (who, speaking of romantic gestures, built a mansion here as a wedding gift for his third wife and created what's now branded as "America's First Resort Destination"). 

Palm Beach

Playalinda Beach, located on Florida's east coast on the 24 miles of unspoiled Canaveral National Shoreline, is a terrific place to surf and sunbathe. During sea turtle nesting season, the nearby Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge offers turtle hikes, which make for an enjoyable date idea.

Playalinda Beach

This location, which is the nearest beach to Orlando and Port Canaveral, is ideal for couples looking to combine some leisure time with a cruise or theme park visits to Disney World or Universal Orlando. Everything from deep-sea fishing and snorkeling to casino cruises, tiki bars on the beach, and the Cocoa Beach Pier with its shops, eateries, and bars can be found in Cocoa Beach.

Cocoa Beach