In June, Nat and I set out to complete a challenge – 30 days of beaches. We wanted to go to a beach every single day in June. We had the time of our lives! Being able to see so many places in Florida that we have not seen before, even though Nat has lived in Florida her whole life, and I have lived here for almost 20 years. It was a great challenge to get outside, explore, and be amazed by our backyard.
At first, we wanted to go to 30 different beaches in June. When we realized that wasn’t as feasible as we would have liked – with full-time jobs and whatnot, we scaled it back to ensure we go to a beach every day. We have a few favorites we will get into, but first, here is a list of all the beaches we went to in June that we think you should go on for your next Florida road trip (in order from north to south).
- Beverly Beach
- New Smyrna Beach
- Pelican Beach
- Blind Creek Beach
- Hutchinson Island Beach
- Coral Cove Park
- Blowing Rocks Beach
- Juno Beach
- Palm Beach Municipal
- Lake Worth Beach
- Lantana Boat Ramp
- Lantana Municipal Beach
- Boynton Inlet
- Delray Beach
- Fort Lauderdale Beach
Even though all of these were on the East Coast of Florida, meaning they were all the Atlantic Ocean beaches, each one had its magic to them. Here’s a list of each beach, including how much they cost, our rating, and additional amenities.
Amenities included: free showers and a lifeguard.
Address: 1525 Florida A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Blind Creek Beach
This is a NUDE beach in Hutchinson Island, Florida.
Amenities included: showers, no lifeguard
Address: 5460 S Ocean Dr, Hutchinson Island, FL
Hutchinson Island Beach
A private beach with breathtaking views.
Amenities included: able to Airbnb on the beach, no lifeguard
Blowing Rocks Beach
An environmental preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.
Amenities included: free showers, no lifeguard
Address: 574 S Beach Rd, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
This beach is known for being the densest sea turtle nesting ground in the world.
Amenities included: free showers, a lifeguard, and a dog beach
Address: 14775 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL
Lake Worth Beach
This beach has a fishing pier with a bait and tackle shop, it is next to many restaurants, and Benny’s on the Beach on the pier.
Amenities included: free showers, a lifeguard, fishing on the pier
Address: 10 S Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460
The South Lake Worth Inlet, also known as the Boynton Inlet, is an artificial cut through a barrier beach connecting the south end of the Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach County.
Amenities included: showers, dogs allowed, a lifeguard,
Address: 646 Ocean Inlet Dr, Boynton Beach, FL
Lantana Boat Ramp
This waterfront view is next to the famous Key Lime House restaurant.
Amenities included: Ability to launch a boat into Intracoastal
Address: 318 E Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462
Lantana Municipal Beach
This beach is 8 acres long and has a well-known restaurant named Dune Deck Cafe on the water.
Amenities included: free showers, a lifeguard
Address: 100 N. Ocean Blvd, Lantana, FL 33462
Fort Lauderdale Beach
A seven-mile beach with parallel van parking! What else can you ask for?
Amenities included: showers, a lifeguard, walking distance to shops
Address: 1100 S. Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Our TOP FIVE we think everyone should visit at least once in their lives are:
- Beverly Beach
Beverly Beach is located near Daytona Beach, FL. It is a paid campsite that has a beachfront view. It’s breathtaking and the perfect spot for a vacation. It’s a bikeable town, with great shops and restaurants. The perfect beach town for a vacation with our van.
Amenities included: showers, bathrooms, hook-ups for generator, water, and electricity, no lifeguard.
Address: 2815 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136
- New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna beach is one of two beaches in Florida where you can drive directly on the beach. No overnight parking on the beach. It’s only $100 for an annual pass if you are a Florida resident on $25 for the day. 4-wheel drive is recommended, but we made it with a two-wheel drive and did not get stuck!
Amenities: lifeguards & patrols throughout the beach, making sure traffic and cars are parked correctly
Price: $100/year $25/day
Address: New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, FL
- Coral Cove Park
Coral Cove Park is on the Intracoastal, and the water is so clean and crystal blue. Nathalie and I don’t usually swim in the Intracoastal, but at Coral Cove Park, it is definitely very clean. We love beaches where the van has a great view of the beach, so we can hang out in the van, cook a yummy meal and enjoy the view for hours on end.
Amenities: trash cans available/shower available down the road, no lifeguard
Address: 1600 Beach Road Tequesta, Florida 33469
- Palm Beach Municipal & Delray Beach
These two beaches are our favorite because they are local to us, less than 30 minutes away, and the view of the beach to the van is undeniable, the best view ever. If only we could sleep overnight in those parking spots, we would live there!
Amenities: free showers available, lifeguards in some areas
Let us know what beaches you tackle on the east coast of Florida!
With love & light,
Nat & Lil