With 1,350 miles of sunny shoreline, Florida is blessed with a myriad of wow-factor beaches bursting with family fun.

1/10 Siesta Beach

The vast Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota has shallow waters, daily lifeguard protection and layers of white quartz – which stays cooler than sand, rarely burning little feet. After a fiery sunset, families can even play on the sand in the moonlight, the sand is so reflective or join in on the Sunday drumming circle. Half-day kids summer camps are available in sand sculpting, beach volleyball and junior lifeguarding.

Top beach adventure: Take to the water and learn how to sail with a number of local companies in Siesta Beach.

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