Forget white sand beaches, the most beautiful beaches in Florida are colorful. You can see shelly, orange, black, gray, and brown sand at several unique beaches across the sunshine state. Explore these 7 Florida beaches with colorful sand this fall. 

Sanibel Island

Address: Sanibel Island, FL 33957

Why You Need To Go: You can get lost in a sea of shells at this unique beach near Fort Myers. Bring a pail to Sanibel for shell-hunting. 

Marco Island

Address: Marco Island, FL 34145

Why You Need To Go: Explore the shelly shores of Marco Island near Naples. These shells have been bleached pastel by sunlight. 

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Ormond Beach

Address: Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Why You Need To Go: Step onto this orange sand beach near Daytona. Ormond Beach is a dreamy shade of peachy orange, which makes for stunning photos.  

Address: Palm Coast, FL 32137

Why You Need To Go: Head to Palm Coast, Florida for vibrant orange sands and bright blue water. The best place to see the orange sand is Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. 

Venice Beach

Address: Venice, FL 34285

Why You Need To Go: Take a walk on a black sand beach in Florida. Venice Beach is considered the "Shark Tooth Capital of The World," so look closely in the sand for treasures. 

Caspersen Beach

Address: Venice, FL 34285

Why You Need To Go: This salt and pepper beach near Venice has speckled gray-black sands. You'll find shark teeth and rare shells.

Cape Canaveral 

Address: Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Why You Need To Go: You can see brown sand beaches at Cape Canaveral. These mocha-colored sands add color to Florida's Space Coast.

Try something new and visit these colorful beaches across Florida. For more beach vibes, check out these 11 Southern beaches to visit this winter.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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