Top Ranked Southern Beach Towns

Best Beach Towns
What southern beach towns ranked the highest in the country?

There are a multitude of reasons to love the southern United States. One of the most cited reasons to fall in love with the south are its beautiful beaches! Besides being constantly ranked as some of the most popular vacation destinations in the country, southern beach towns have also become incredibly popular places to call home. Recently, ranked the 25 best southern beach towns to live in. To compile this list, compiled data from WalletHub to compare these beach towns in the following six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. To qualify for this ranking report, all cities had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Not surprisingly, The Sunshine State dominated this list. We share the top 25 list below, but to view this full report, click here.

The top 25 southern beach towns

  • #1. Naples, FL
  • #2. North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • #3. Sarasota, FL
  • #4. Boca Raton, FL
  • #5. Destin, FL
  • #6. Myrtle Beach, SC
  • #7. Vero Beach, FL
  • #8. Venice, FL
  • #9. Jupiter, FL
  • #10. Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • #11. Fernandina Beach, FL
  • #12. Panama City Beach, FL
  • #13. Satellite Beach, FL
  • #14. Wilmington, NC
  • #15. North Palm Beach, FL
  • #16. Pensacola, FL
  • #17. Gulf Shores, AL
  • #18. Key West, FL
  • #19. Stuart, FL
  • #20. Cocoa Beach, FL
  • #21. Dunedin, FL
  • #22. Clearwater, FL
  • #23. Key Biscayne, FL
  • #24. St. Augustine, FL
  • #25. Fort Walton Beach, FL


It is certainly not a surprise that the State of Florida represented 84% of this ranking report for the best southern beach towns. (In our opinion, could have easily seen 100% representation by The Sunshine State in this report.) Nonetheless, there are many great beach towns throughout South Florida that were not included in this report or analysis. A few examples are The Town of Highland Beach, Delray Beach, Ocean Ridge, & Sunny Isles Beach. To learn more about the many amazing beach towns to discover throughout South Florida, contact Natasha at Live South Florida Realty, Inc. today!

At Live South Florida Realty, Inc. we have assisted many clients with their real estate needs. Are you looking to buy or sell a property in South Florida? Now more than ever, it is critical to have a qualified real estate team and the proper search tools behind you. Live South Florida Realty, Inc., has been a leader in the South Florida market for many years. Let our team of professionals assist you with buying or selling your piece of paradise today! In addition, our recently launched “Florida Home Search” app is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. With real-time MLS feeds, this app lets you set your own alerts to notify you as soon as a property meeting your needs hits the market. Furthermore, it will also let you know of recent closed sales in your area so that you may be even more educated on the market. Be sure to download this app for your smartphone or tablet today!

By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.

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