‘Sand is like gold.’ The pricey cost of restoring Florida’s beaches before the next Hurricane hits

Sand walkway to South Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Mia2you The Sunshine State’s beautiful sandy beaches aren’t just one of the biggest money-makers in the state’s tourism industry, they’re also the first line of defense against storm surges and flooding caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. Now, after both coasts were hit during

This Florida beach town was rated the number-one surf spot in the U.S.

Surf Hotspot: Cocoa Beach, FL Pier – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lunamarina The top surfing locations in the world provide more than just consistent waves. The perfect surf spot requires warm water, lots of breaks, and a long, wide beach. Additionally, it helps if there is a lively surf posse in the water. All

Crandon Park Beach makes it onto Florida’s five “most beautiful” beaches list

Crandon Park Beach – Courtesy: Krystal Socorro, Florida Insider Swaying palm trees, soft, sugary sand, and a scenery worthy of a postcard picture, Crandon Park Beach has always been a must-visit destination for Key Biscayne visitors and residents alike. At least 189 official beaches are located among the Sunshine State’s 360 miles of coastline, and

Florida Travel Season: When to go for fewer crowds, travel deals, and better weather

General view of the Universal Studios Florida theme park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira Aside from its beautiful beaches, nonstop sunshine, and top-of-the-line theme parks, one of Florida’s biggest downsides is that there’s never a bad time to visit. The weather is nice and warm which means you’ll never have to worry about

Florida expects millions of spring breakers while facing major staff shortages

Spring Breakers Enjoy the Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Jillian Cain Photography While Florida saw a bleak 1,500 people a day in 2020 and about 65,000 Spring Breakers in 2021, it is estimated that 570,000 students will be on holiday in the Sunshine State this year.  The University of South Florida and the majority of

The top 5 most popular camping areas in Florida

Camping Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Prapat Aowsakorn The Sunshine State has always been the perfect destination for a beloved beach vacation, but many seem to forget that Florida has more to offer than theme parks and beaches! The camping travel trend is on the rise with the number of first-time campers skyrocketing,

A list of the best fall getaways in Florida (Because there’s way more to see than just beaches)

St. Petersburg, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Matthew Yoder Looking for a fall getaway full of wonderful sights without pesky flights? Thankfully, the Sunshine State has a little something for everyone. This autumn season is the greatest time of year to explore Florida, thanks to the perfectly balanced weather that’s just chilled enough

Land swap for Surfside building collapse site rejected

Surfside Building Collapse Site – Courtesy: Twitter – Image by Jason Pizzo SURFSIDE, Fla. — Surfside, Florida commissioners have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront property to the future buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial in remembrance of the 98 victims could be built there. The decision was made after

Condé Nast Traveler names four Florida beaches as best in the U.S.

Aerial View of Miami Beach, South Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Summer officially comes to an end on September 22, but all Floridians know that there’s really no such thing as “the end of summer.” Summer in the Sunshine State lasts year-round. With that being said, it comes as no surprise that

Baby sea turtles are hatching along the Sunshine State’s beaches — Here’s what you can do to keep Florida’s sea turtles safe

Sea Turtle Hatchlings – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kjersti Joergensen CLEARWATER, Fla. — Every sea turtle season, state wildlife officials make it a priority to remind beachgoers of the importance of keeping baby turtle hatchlings safe as they make their way to the ocean on their own. Throughout the weekend, Florida Fish and Wildlife