Beach Hikes

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Hikes along beaches or that are connected to beachfront access along both Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast, as well as bays and inlets throughout the state. These hikes provide balmy salt breezes, sweeping scenery, and an opportunity to enjoy a swim after your walk.

Beach Hikes by Name

Horses at Amelia Island

Amelia Island State Park

A sweep of Atlantic Coast beach awaits along the southern tip of Amelia Island, where the sand glistens and the surf is frequently up. Amelia Island State Park protects 200 acres along the island's shore.
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Arrowhead Nature Trail

Arrowhead Nature Trail

Explore coastal habitats on the Arrowhead Nature Trail at Fort De Soto Park, an interpretive walk where you'll learn about salt-dependent plants along Mullet Key Bayou.
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Atsena Otie

Atsena Otie Key

The original Cedar Key isn't where you think it is. It's offshore, within sight of the current historic waterfront, an island called Atsena Otie Key, part of Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.
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Bald Point State Park

Bald Point Beach Walk

Where Ochlockonee Bay meets the Gulf, Bald Point State Park protects the tip of the peninsula. Off the beaten track, it’s a quiet place, perfect for a seaside stroll with a bit of estuarine exploration.
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Fort de Soto Park

Barrier Free Trail

The 0.4 mile Barrier Free Trail at Fort De Soto Park has a graded path wide enough for two wheelchairs to pass and six touch-activated interpretive speakers along the path.
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Bridge at John U. Lloyd Beach (DEP)

Barrier Island Nature Trail

At John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, the Barrier Island Nature Trail gets you away from the busy beach and into a patch of wilds along a slender barrier island.
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Bear Cut Preserve

Bear Cut Preserve

On the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, Bear Cut Nature Preserve is a precious sliver of natural oceanfront in Miami with both hiking and bike paths
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Blackrock Beach Trail

Big Talbot Blackrock Beach

An unusual and picturesque geologic anomoly, Blackrock Beach at Big Talbot Island is covered with formations that look like black lava rocks but are made of sand
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Bluffs Beach Walk

Big Talbot Bluffs Beach Walk

At low tide, a walk along Bluffs Beach from the Bluffs Picnic Area of Big Talbot Island State Park brings rewarding views of the unusual black "rocks" and shimmering waters
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Beachfront at Blind Creek Park

Blind Creek Park

Protecting more than 400 acres of wild shoreline along South Hutchinson Island, Blind Creek Park lies in the middle of the island, spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River Lagoon.
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Blowing Rocks Preserve

Blowing Rocks Preserve

One of the most dramatic shorelines in Florida, the rocky shore of Blowing Rocks Preserve has sea caves and bluffs to explore on a hike through the oceanfront preserve
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Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park

A windswept sentinel off the coast of Dunedin at the edge of Clearwater Harbor, Caladesi Island enthralls visitors with its remoteness, its quiet beaches, its extensive forests and mangrove swamps.
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Caladesi Island

Caladesi Island Trail

Protecting a windswept shoreline and a variety of habitats on a barrier island, Caladesi Island State Park is one of the gems of the Florida State Parks system
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Camp Helen State Park

Camp Helen State Park

Haunted by a sea monster sighted in one of the largest ancient coastal dune lakes on Florida's coast, Camp Helen State Park offers seaside relaxation and historic interpretation.
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Caspersen Beach Park

Caspersen Beach Park

At Caspersen Beach Park, meander the gentle nature trail through a tropical hammock or take a long stroll down a quiet beach where shark's teeth wash ashore
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Cayo Costa Hiking Trails

Cayo Costa Hiking Trails

Offshore from Boca Grande and Pine Island, Cayo Costa State Park is tough to get to but the 6.5 miles of trails and many more miles of beaches will be yours to roam
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Cayo Costa State Park

Cayo Costa State Park

To spend a day or a weekend on your own deserted island? Heaven. This is one of the tougher and costlier state parks to get to, but well worth it. Solitude is guaranteed. Miles and miles of lonely Gulf of Mexico beaches are yours to roam.
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Coconut Point Sanctuary

Coconut Point Sanctuary

Call it the Ocean-to-Lagoon Hike: this 1 mile loop through one of Brevard County's most diverse natural lands connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon in Melbourne Beach
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Coral Cove sea arch

Coral Cove

Just south of Blowing Rocks Preserve, Coral Cove is a Palm Beach County park with spectacular rock formations along the beach along an outcropping of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge.
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Crandon Park

Crandon Park

Opened in 1949, Crandon Park - which takes up a commanding portion of Key Biscayne - is packed with family fun. The biggest draw is the beach, which spans two miles of oceanfront with few waves.
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