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  Pigeon Key, Florida Keys
Pigeon Key, Florida Keys

Pigeon Key, Florida Keys (Nearby Hotels)

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  Point-of-Rocks, Siesta Key
Point-of-Rocks, Siesta Key

Point-of-Rocks, Siesta Key (Nearby Hotels)

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 John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach (Nearby Hotels)

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 Peanut Island
Peanut Island

Peanut Island, Riviera Beach (Nearby Hotels)

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 Sebastian Inlet State Park
Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach (Nearby Hotels)

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.

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Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key (Nearby Hotels)

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 John Pennekamp State Park
John Pennekamp State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo (Nearby Hotels)

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 John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
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John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Dania Beach (Nearby Hotels)

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.

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Venice Beach, Florida

Venice Beach (Nearby Hotels)

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 Coral Cove Park, Jupiter
Coral Cove Park, Jupiter

Coral Cove Park, Jupiter (Nearby Hotels)

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 Bathtub Reef Park, Hutchinson Island
Bathtub Reef Park, Hutchinson Island

Bathtub Reef Park, Hutchinson Island (Nearby Hotels)

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 Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach
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Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach

Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach (Nearby Hotels)

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 Destin Inlet Jetty
Destin Inlet Jetty

Destin Inlet Jetty, East Jetty (Nearby Hotels)

Known for emerald green waters, Destin is also popular with snorkelers for its shallow clear waters and incredible fish that surround the area.

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