Walk in the Sand Florida Journey

This journey is a walk across the beachfronts of every beach in Florida starting at the tip of the panhandle, walking across and down the west coast, and back up the east coast of Florida. This journey will highlight my hikes and walking distances and destinations. At each beach, I talk about the sand, shoreline, wildlife and water and I share my hike along the soft Florida sands and my recommendations for where to start and stop a beach hike in the area. And I share when to kick off your shoes and when to keep them on. For more information about each beach and beach community in Florida, see my guides on FloridaSmart.com

Nature Coast Beaches

Nature Coast Beaches

Florida's Nature CoastWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  Fort Island, Crystal RiverPine Island Beach Park, Weeki WacheeHunter Springs, Crystal RiverKings Bay, Crystal RiverSunwest, HudsonRobert K Rees Memorial Park BeachFor more details about the Forgotten...

Bald Point Beach Walk

Bald Point Beach Walk

Bald Point BeachWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about the Forgotten Coast beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Florida’s Forgotten Coast BeachesMy Daily Walk in the Sand Inspiration & Thoughts~...

Alligator Point Beach Walk

Alligator Point Beach Walk

Alligator PointWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about the Forgotten Coast beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Florida’s Forgotten Coast BeachesMy Daily Walk in the Sand Inspiration & Thoughts~...

Carabelle Beach Walk

Carabelle Beach Walk

Carabelle BeachWalk in the Sand 1 miles hiking on beach  For more details about the Forgotten Coast beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Florida’s Forgotten Coast BeachesMy Daily Walk in the Sand Inspiration & Thoughts~...

St George Island Beach Walk

St George Island Beach Walk

St George Island Walk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  St George Island State ParkSt George Island Beach WalkFor more details about the Forgotten Coast beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Florida’s Forgotten Coast...

Cape San Blas Beach Walk

Cape San Blas Beach Walk

Cape San BlasWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  St Joseph Peninsula State ParkCape San Blas BeachCape San Blas Jetty BeachCape San Blas, Donna KayCape San Blas PointSalinas ParkIndian PassFor more details about the Forgotten Coast beaches with things to...

Port St Joe & Windmark Beach Walk

Port St Joe & Windmark Beach Walk

Port St Joe & Windmark BeachWalk in the Sand on Florida's Forgotten Coast 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about the Forgotten Coast beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Florida's Forgotten Coast BeachesMy Daily...

Mexico Beach Walk

Mexico Beach Walk

Mexico Beach, FLWalk in the Sand on Florida's Forgotten Coast 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about the Forgotten Coast beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Florida's Forgotten Coast BeachesMy Daily Walk in the...

St Andrews State Park Beach Walk

St Andrews State Park Beach Walk

St Andrews State Park, Panama City BeachWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about St Andrews State Park and Panama City Beach with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Panama City BeachesMy Daily Walk in the Sand...

Panama City Beach Walk

Panama City Beach Walk

Panama City BeachWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about Panama City Beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Panama City BeachesMy Daily Walk in the Sand Inspiration & Thoughts~ Patti Jewel

Panama City Beach, County Pier Walk

Panama City Beach, County Pier Walk

Panama City Beach, County PierWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about Panama City Beach beaches with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Panama City BeachesMy Daily Walk in the Sand Inspiration & Thoughts~...

Panama City Beach, Pier Park Walk

Panama City Beach, Pier Park Walk

Panama City Beach, Pier ParkWalk in the Sand 2 miles hiking on beach  For more details about Pier Park with things to do, where to eat and stay, see the Ultimate Guide to Panama City BeachesMy Daily Walk in the Sand Inspiration & Thoughts~ Patti Jewel

Laguna Beach Walk

Laguna Beach Walk

Laguna Beach, FLWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Laguna Beach is part of the Panama City Beaches on the west end about 2 miles out from Pier Park. This area is a less crowded and less busy area and offers the same soft sand and gorgeous beachfront...

Camp Helen State Park Beach Walk

Camp Helen State Park Beach Walk

Camp Helen State Park, Panama City BeachWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Camp Helen State Park is another beachfront park with a rare coastal dune lake. There was once a pier here where some of the pillars still stand. For more details about Pier Park with...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Inlet Beach

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Inlet Beach

Panama City BeachWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Inlet Beach is a gorgeous beach with supersoft sand and wide beachfront. The community makes it super easy for the public to access the beach making it very popular among locals. For more details about 30A...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Rosemary Beach

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Rosemary Beach

Scenic Highway 30A, Rosemary BeachWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Rosemary Beach is another planned community along 30A that offers gorgeous beaches and high bluffs crossing over to the beach area. This upscale community is private with 8 access points that are...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Alys Beach

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Alys Beach

Scenic Highway 30A, Alys BeachWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Alys Beach is a photographers dream community. This planned community offers a mediterranean style upscale decor that is a popular location for weddings. Everywhere you go in Alys Beach is a photo...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Seacrest

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Seacrest

Scenic Highway 30A, Seacrest BeachWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Seacrest Beach has a gorgeous beachfront with super high bluffs where homes sit. Accessing the beach is open to the public, however, there is no parking so it is not easy to get to the beach if...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – WaterSound

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – WaterSound

Scenic Highway 30A, WaterSoundWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Watersound is a community that was built behind some of the largest and expansive dunes in the state of Florida. Directly east of Deer Lake State Park which shares immence dunes and offers amazing...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Deer Lake Park

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Deer Lake Park

Scenic Highway 30A, Deer Lake State ParkWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Deer Lake State Park is a spectacular place to take a beach walk with the most magnificent dunes that tower along the shoreline and a rare dune lake that is reason in itself to visit this...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Walton Dunes

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Walton Dunes

Scenic Highway 30A, Walton DunesWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Walton Dunes access is just west of Deer Lake Park with one access point that is a bit off the grid. This spot was one of my favorite places to walk with beach homes in one direction and Deer Lake...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Seagrove

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Seagrove

Scenic Highway 30A, Seagrove Walk in the Sand hiking on beach  Seagrove is a unique community and you know you are there as soon as you drive into it because of all of the seagroves! This quaint town doesn't make it easy for visitors to access the beach. The...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Seaside

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Seaside

Scenic Highway 30A, SeasideWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Seaside is a popular 30A destination beach community and for good reason. This community is an active spot for events and features year-round food trucks, local shopping and lots of activities. The...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Watercolor

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Watercolor

Scenic Highway 30A, WatercolorWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Watercolor is a newer community that developed next to and due to the popularity of Seaside. It is an extention to Seaside as it offers easy access to all the restaurants and community that seaside...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Grayton Beach

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Grayton Beach

Scenic Highway 30A, Grayton BeachWalk in the Sand hiking on beach  Grayton Beach is an area that has something for everyone with an active art community, local shops, restaurants, brewery. This beach area includes one of Florida's best state parks with miles of...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Blue Mountain

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Blue Mountain

Scenic Highway 30A, Blue Mountain Beach Walk in the Sand hiking on beach  Blue Mountain Beach is the highest point along 30A and while it is only 65 feet above sea level, it is a mountain to Floridians! Accessing the beach is from a high point and gives you a...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Gulf Place

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Gulf Place

Scenic Highway 30A, Gulf Place Walk in the Sand hiking on beachGulf Place is one of the most interesting artsy spots along 30A. Park at the beach and walk across the street for a quaint community of shops, dining, and art.  The beach at Gulf Place, officially Santa...

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Dune Allen

A Walk Along South Walton 30A Beaches – Dune Allen

Scenic Highway 30A, Dune Allen Walk in the Sand hiking on beachDune Allen was a bit of a surprise because it is not one of the more popularly advertised beaches. The area is most commonly residential homes and condos with neighborhood walkovers to the beach. The Dune...

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Beach Walk

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Beach Walk

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Walk in the Sand Hiking trail to beach 1 mile3.2 miles hiking on beach Topsail is a perfect park to visit if you love to hike, love Florida nature and Florida beaches. Taking the hiking trail to the beach, we took a side trail to one...

Miramar Beach Walk

Miramar Beach Walk

Walk in the Sand Miramar Beach 2.5 mile hikeMiramar Beach is part of the Destin area beaches. This stretch of coastline features the same pure white soft sand and wide beachfronts. For the 2.5 mile hike, start at Miramar Beach access at Pompano Joes and head east to...

Destin Beach Walk

Destin Beach Walk

Walk in the Sand Destin Beach 4.5 Mile WalkDestin Florida is known as the luckiest fishing capital in the world, but the beaches are what bring more people to the area. And if you are a beach lover like me, you need to be on the beach!  Destin beaches are some of the...

Destin Jetty’s Norriego Point Beach Walk

Destin Jetty’s Norriego Point Beach Walk

Walk in the Sand Destin's Jetty - Norriego Point 1 mile around the pointNorriego Point is a gorgeous beach area across from Destin's Harborwalk that jets out into the harbor with Jetty rocks, beach, swimming, snorkeling and fishing areas.The walk around the perimeter...

Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach Walk

Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach Walk

Walk in the Sand at Okaloosa Island 3 miles along the coastlineOkaloosa Island is the part of Santa Rosa Island in Fort Walton Beach. What makes Okaloosa Island stand out, is that it offers some of the best access points for residents and visitors.  Each accessway has...

A Relaxing Walk on Navarre Beach

A Relaxing Walk on Navarre Beach

Walk in the Sand Navarre Beach 3 mile hike on west end1 mile hike on east side of PierNavarre is a small town with a different kind of charm. The vibe here is all about being the most relaxing beach town. It truly is a place to go and unwind and relax! And if you love...

Pensacola Beach Walk at Santa Rosa Beach Seashore

Pensacola Beach Walk at Santa Rosa Beach Seashore

Walk at the East end of Pensacola Beach at Santa Rosa area of Gulf Islands National Seashore 3 mile hike into the seashore Like many other areas during our visit, the road was also closed due to Gulf Islands National Seashore being closed from Hurricane Sally...

Pensacola Beach Walk along the West end at Fort Pickens

Pensacola Beach Walk along the West end at Fort Pickens

West End of Pensacola Beach Walk at the Fort Pickens entrance area 2 mile hike into the park On the western end of Pensacola Beach is a beautiful beach that is the start of Fort Pickens, It was unfortunately closed so we were not able to get in to see the historic...

Amazing Beach Stay in Pensacola

Amazing Beach Stay in Pensacola

Walk in the Sand along the East side of the Pensacola Pier 2 mile hike from the Pier to our home beach Pensacola Beach is one of the worlds most beautiful beaches. By starting our journey along the Pensacola Beaches, it puts a high bar on the rest of the beaches...

Pensacola Beach Pier Walk Along the Shore

Pensacola Beach Pier Walk Along the Shore

Walk in the Sand at Pensacola Beach Pier 1 mile hike on the west side of the Pier Pensacola Beach welcomes you with the iconic sign as you cross across the bridge from Gulf Breeze. The island doesn't have any fast food and only convenience stores for groceries, so...

Johnson Beach Seashore Walk along Perdido Key

Johnson Beach Seashore Walk along Perdido Key

Walk in the Sand in Perdido Key Florida at Johnson Beach and the Gulf Island National Seashore 2 mile hike along the shoreline Perdido Key is a long stretch of barrier island that features the most gorgeous white sand beaches in the most natural setting.When you go...

Perdido Key Beach Walk

Perdido Key Beach Walk

Walk in the Sand in Perdido Key Florida starting at the Alabama border 6 mile hike in just under 3 hours Perdido Key was a perfect starting point for our journey to walk a mile on every beach in Florida. We started at the Florida-Alabama border and headed east. This...

Pensacola Area Beaches Florida

Pensacola Area Beaches Florida

The Journey to Walk in the Sand of every beach in Florida started at one of the most beautiful and natural beaches on the planet, Pensacola area beaches. This blog is a personal experience of our walk documenting our month long stay in the Pensacola Area Beaches....

Walk in the Sand Journey Starts in Florida

Walk in the Sand Journey Starts in Florida

The Journey to Walk in the Sand on every beach in the world begins in Florida. The journey will begin at the most northwestern beach in Florida at Perdido Key where Florida borders Alabama in the beautiful Emerald Coast. We'll be walking east across the panhandle...

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