Best Florida Beach Towns

Beach towns
Florida is known to have some of the most beautiful beach towns.

With Memorial Day considered by many to be the unofficial start to summer, many Americans have already looked to warm and sunny beaches to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Of course, many of these Americans will end up vacationing in The Sunshine State. There is no doubt that Florida is home to the most beautiful beach towns in the country. In fact, its amazing beach towns are arguably the biggest driver of tourism for The Sunshine State. Recently, the site set out to rank the best beach towns in Florida. Of course, ranking Florida’s beautiful beach towns can be quite subjective, used various factors in coming up with their rankings.

Beach town rating algorithm

First and foremost, to be considered a beach town, each city needed at least one beach that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors. As for the other criteria weighted by importance, they were as follows:

Top ranked Florida beach towns

RankCity # of BeachesMedian Home Price
1.Panama City6$268,370
3.Fort Walton Beach6$335,295
5.Daytona Beach6$264,681
6.Jensen Beach3$400,028
7.Panama City Beach5$491,863
9.Vero Beach9$369,768
11.Port Saint Joe7$470,271
12.Pompano Beach3$351,510
15.Fort Lauderdale3$514,421
16.Miami Beach5$514,087
17.New Smyrna Beach1$473,262
18.Santa Rosa Beach5$928,755
19.Hobe Sound1$498,629
22.Indian Rocks Beach2$874,422
25.Fernandina Beach8$589,552


There is no doubt that beach towns will be on the travel list for many Americans this summer. In fact, the Transportation Security Administration screened 9.79 million people that were traveling over the Memorial Day weekend alone! This figure surpassed even pre-pandemic levels. Needless to say, there is pent up travel demand for many Americans and many of these travels will lead to beach towns.

Needless to say, South Florida offers many great beach towns to either make as your primary residence, own a vacation home, or simply visit from time to time. Are you ready to own your slice of paradise in South Florida? We can help! Contact Natasha at Live South Florida Realty, Inc. today! Also, be sure to download the free Florida Home Search app for your smartphone or tablet.

By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.