The 7 Prettiest Beaches in Florida, the Go Sunshine State!

St. George Island State Park, St. George Island

Take your pick of perfect spots among nine incredible miles of untrammelled bleach-white sand on this barrier island off the Gulf Coast southwest of Tallahassee. Renowned for shelling, the beaches of Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park (the park’s official name) are also terrific for surf casting. Stargazers love the super-dark skies over this stretch of the Gulf as well, so plan a stay at the park’s campsites for a night show to match the daytime.