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14 Best Beaches for Snorkeling in Florida

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snorkeling in Florida

I really enjoyed my first snorkeling experience in the clear waters of the Florida panhandle.

Many visitors to Florida beaches enjoy snorkeling and are looking for a good snorkeling spot close to where they’ll be staying. Lots of Florida residents are always on the lookout for a new place to put their face in the water as well.

So I’ve compiled some really helpful information for those looking for a snorkeling beach in Florida.

I’ve started out with 14 of the most popular and easiest snorkeling spots to access right from the beach. I’ve created a web page for each spot, including photos, video, Google maps, descriptions and helpful links to more information about each spot.


General Florida snorkeling information and introduction

Snorkeling in the Florida Panhandle

Fort Pickens Jetties & Pensacola Beach

Destin Inlet Jetty (East Jetty)

St. Andrews Jetties

Snorkeling in Southwest Florida

Egmont Key

Sugar Barge (Regina), Bradenton Beach

Point-of-Rocks, Siesta Key

Venice Beach

Southeast Florida Snorkeling

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Bathtub Reef Park, Stuart

Red Reef Park, Boca Raton

Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Dania

Dania Beach

Peanut Island

Biscayne National Park

Numerous Reports of Blue Button Jellyfish on Florida’s Atlantic Coast

Pensacola Beaches are Open: Get the Latest Info


The water has always been a favorite place for outdoor recreation. Paddling a canoe along a rambling creek, jumping the wake behind a fast boat, or snorkeling among coral reefs, are just a few of the many ways you can have fun in the water. The one thing that these and every other form of water recreation have in common is that they can all be made more enjoyable with our water sports equipment. We have all types of inflatables from balls to boats, every kind of towable equipment from tubes to water skis, canoes and kayaks and the carriers and racks to get them to the water, snorkeling gear, pools, waterproof action cameras to record your aquatic adventures.