It’s secret that Florida is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. From coast to coast, people from all over the globe flock to The Sunshine State to bask on its pristine sands. But if you’re looking for a bit of a different beach experience, then these Florida beaches with the most unique and strange shorelines will make a grand adventure.

Florida isn’t all white and palm trees, and being a peninsula surrounded by three different bodies of water makes for quite a diverse landscape.

From gorgeous state parks to underwater worlds, there’s tons of natural beauty to explore in The Sunshine State, but the beaches just might take the cake.

At these coastal gems, you can witness different colored sands, rocky shorelines, skeletal trees, and of course, tons of shells. These strange shorelines will make you feel like you’ve just stepped onto some exotic, far-flung beach, without ever leaving Florida.

You can add something special to your seashell collection and get a glimpse into just how diverse Florida’s landscape is at these gorgeous beaches. So put a twist on your usual beach trip and check out these unusual shorelines.

Ormond Beach

Address: 839 S Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This east coast beach with bright orange sands feel like an orange creamsicle dream! 

Stump Pass Beach State Park

Address: 900 Gulf Blvd., south end of Manasota Key, Englewood FL 

Why You Need To Go: You can walk this beach for scenic views and warm waters and take your pick from the mounds of seashells that line its shores.

Blowing Rock Preserve

Address: 574 S Beach Rd., Hobe Sound, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This rocky shoreline has limestone cliffs you can explore around for some of the best views of the ocean. 

Venice Beach

Address: Venice Beach, FL

Why You Need To Go: The dark black sands of this Gulf coast beach will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Greece. 

Egmont Key State Park

Address: Fort De Soto Ferry 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This secluded Tampa Bay island holds the crumbling remains of Fort Dade, the perfect place to unlock your inner Indiana Jones. 

Black Rock Beach

Address: State Road A1A North, Jacksonville, FL

Why You Need To Go: Black lava rocks and skeletal trees give this Florida shoreline a hauntingly beautiful vibe. 

Experience a different kind of beach day at these super unique Florida shores!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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