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With warm, calm waters, snorkeling is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Florida. The diverse and pristine waters in Florida allow beginners and experts alike to explore diverse marine life right from the beach. Grab your mask and fin and dive into one of these must-see snorkel spots in Florida.
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Pigeon Key, Florida Keys
Take a trip down memory lane with this historical snorkeling spot in the postcard-perfect Florida Keys, where you can find remnants of the old Seven Mile Bridge.
Point-of-Rocks, Siesta Key
Located on a barrier island, these limestone formations will bring you face to face with corals filled with medium sized fish, hermit crabs, crustaceans, and red boring sponge.
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach
An area known for regularly spotting underwater creatures such as stingrays and sea turtles, it is worth taking the trip to explore the large rock formations and worm rock reef.
Peanut Island, Riviera Beach
Explore through one of the best easy-access snorkeling in South Florida at this man-made island full of colorful fish and exotic underwater life.
Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach
For a chance to see larger sized fish and the possibility of a dolphin or adorable manatee swimming by, explore the rock-lined inlet and sheltered lagoon of Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key
You will find a plethora of colorful and exotic corals, tropical fish, crustaceans and living sponges among the shallow seas of the not-to-be-missed Bahia Honda State Park, one of Florida’s most picturesque state parks.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo
Popular for good reason, hop on one of the trips offered and you will find an underwater statue and vibrant marine life with lobsters, eels, and tropical fish.
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Dania Beach
Grab your mask and fins for a day of fun at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach where you will find underwater beauty on a rock reef parallel to the shore.
One of Florida’s rare gems, Venice Beach is home to the largest fossilized shark teeth found scattered in its shallow waters, allowing snorkelers to bring home a truly unique souvenir.
Coral Cove Park, Jupiter
Geological and natural limestone formations make Coral Cove Park an ideal place to snorkel, as they attract all types of unique and interesting fish.
Bathtub Reef Park, Hutchinson Island
An ideal snorkeling spot for children, this “honeycomb” worm reef blocks the surf and allows snorkelers of all ages to examine the vibrant sea creatures in the lagoon.
Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach
Located on a small jetty on the bay side of the island you will find both marine life and unique underwater treasures, such as rock pilings and an old shipwreck.
Destin Inlet Jetty, East Jetty
Known for emerald green waters, Destin is also popular with snorkelers for its shallow clear waters and incredible fish that surround the area.