(Closed) In Florida, (need some help!)

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Perdido Key, Mexico Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Cape San Blas.

Post # 4
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Siesta Key and Clearwater Beach are gorgeous and great places to relax and have fun. They’re south of Tampa though.

There is also St. Augustine on the east coast. It’s about 1.5 hrs south of Jacksonville. Great beach town with historical sites to explore and it has a ton of the cutest bed and breakfast places to stay that would be perfect for a honeymoon! 

If you are coming down in June after your wedding, just know that pretty much anywhere on the beach in FL is going to be busy/touristy unfortunately :/ 

Post # 5
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The cool thing about the State of Florida, and pretty much what has made it famous… is it is literally one long stretch of beach around its coast.  So if you are looking for a beach getaway as your Honeymoon… you will not be disappointed.

The neat thing though, is every place kind of has its own vibe.

I have spent 40+ years visiting Florida, and am never disappointed… it is just exciting as it was the first time.

One thing you might consider is more of a “wing it” vacation than an all-inclusive… and the luxury of travelling around and exploring the state.

Some of my favourite Florida Destinations… North to South (and back again) in no particular ranking (nor a care for how touristy they are or not, or if they are on the coast or inland) would be…

World Golf Hall of Fame – St Augustine – St Augustine Beach – Daytona Beach – Daytona Shores – Cape Canaveral Space Centre – Cocoa Beach – West Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Deerfield Beach – Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood – Miami – The Keys (including Key Largo – Islamorada – Marathon – Bahia Honda Key – and Key West) – Everglades National Park – Marco Island – Naples – St Petersburg – St Pete Beach – Clearwater – Tampa – and Orlando (both the City and the Amusement Parks)

*NOTE – The Florida Keys are surrounded by a very impressive Reef… consequently there isn’t much in the way of “beach” here… the one exception tho is Bahia Honda which is regarded to be one of the best beaches in the USA (not big, but beautiful)

Hope this helps (somewhat),


Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Clearwater beach is gorgeous, even in Largo is really nice!


My grandparents live in Largo when I go to visit them I’m always amazed how beautiful it is down there!

Post # 7
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love St. Augustine! Tons of cute bed and breakfasts and relaxed stuff to do. I live in Orlando (wayyy too touristy). I’m from Naples, which is worth looking at if you want to go that far south. Naples is on the Gulf, about 3 hours south of Tampa. Amazing beaches, not too touristy, but a little boring, not much to do besides the beach, shopping and eating. If you do look at Naples, stay at LaPlaya Resort. 

Post # 8
1699 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a little biased to Amelia Island cause it’s my hometown! Very relaxed, beautiful beaches, pretty resorts (the Plantation or the Ritz). Not a huge amount of things to do, but there are some cute bars, the downtown are is quaint, and there’s awesome seafood.

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