It's already August and summer days are dwindling. You and your besties can embark on a tour of waterfront restaurants in Florida before the season ends. You'll head from the Panhandle down to Miami Beach on this fantastic journey full of beachfront bites.
The road map will first take you from Destin to Jacksonville. Then you'll head down to Flagler and Cocoa Beaches before crossing over to Anna Maria on the Gulf Coast. Finally, you'll cruise down to Miami Beach to end the trip.
Along the way, you'll experience beachy heaven at these incredible eateries that are right on the water. From succulent seafood to fruity cocktails, you'll be stuffed and living the good life by the waves in no time.
This epic trip across the Sunshine State is about 945 miles and 15 driving hours total. You should plan to spend about a week traveling from one tasty spot to another. Bring your best friends and, of course, your appetite!
Address: Crab Island, Destin, FL
Why You Need To Go: There's a floating "drive-thru" eatery in Destin that's perfect for summertime. Grab a tasty burger while you chill on the sandbar surrounded by nothing but waves.
Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant
Cuisine: Small plates and brunch
Address: 691 N. 1st St., Jacksonville Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: This luxe resort's Penthouse Lounge gives you sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Order a Key Lime Martini and you'll feel like a total Floridian.
Cuisine: American and seafood
Address: 215 Hwy A1A, Flagler Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Sit right in front of the ocean and witness a beautiful sunset with your dinner. "Funky Hour" is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $1 draft beers and half-off wine.
Rikki Tiki Tavern
Address: 401 Meade Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Sip on a tasty cocktail at this eatery on an 800-foot pier in Cocoa Beach. You'll get unbeatable views of the sparkling water and all the tropical tiki vibes.
Rod & Reel Pier
Address: 875 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, FL
Why You Need To Go: This scenic pier restaurant on the Gulf Coast of Florida lets you dine way out on the ocean. This unique spot is the perfect place to enjoy fried oysters and beer.
Address: One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: This Miami hub is the epitome of paradise. Lay back in one of the cozy seaside cabanas after ordering a decadent sushi boat to share with your besties.
Grab your besties and get going on this foodie road trip across the state. You'll get incredible oceanfront views while you chow down on some delicious eats and treats — what are you waiting for?
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