We Florida Financial, gives their two cents on the top boating destinations in the State.
With the Gulf of Mexico on the west and the Atlantic on the east, Florida is surrounded by water on three sides. As if that wasn't enough, the state is also home to over 30,000 lakes. But with all that water, it's hard to know exactly where to go. That's why we at We Financial Florida have put together a list of our top picks for you to tick off your list.
About a fourth of the size of Tampa, Sarasota is best known for its artsy, laid-back culture. The waters on the Gulf of Mexico side are generally calm and easy to navigate. It has miles of soft sand beaches and shallow waters to wade in, including some of the most famous beaches in the country like Caspersen Beach, Turtle Beach, and Siesta Key.
Longboat Key is eleven miles long and home to the Longboat Key Club and Resort where you can sit in the lap of luxury.
Miami is a no-brainer for first time visitors to Florida. Its rich amalgamation of cultures is represented in its architecture, food, and fashion as well as the friendly people. The Art Deco District in South Beach alone has over 800 structures of historical significance.
If Miami Beach isn't your thing, Miami also has low-key family-friendly boating opportunities to offer around Crandon Park with various amusement centers and eco-tours.
There's plenty of room to dock on any of Miami's three marinas, which serve as the perfect launching point for the Bahamas.
If you were to visit one lake in Florida, it would have to be Lake Okeechobee. The largest lake in the state, Okeechobee spans five counties and is home to one of the most diverse fishing spots in the country. Due to its proximity to the equator, fishing is good here well into the winter.
Although there are countless ramps, marinas and docks around the lake, not all of them are easy to find. We recommend hiring a local guide at least for a few days to get you situated.
Home to one of the 10 Greatest Streets in America, Palafox Street, Pensacola is packed with activities for everyone in the family. Pensacola Bay is chalk full of history with various historical buildings, famous shipwrecks and the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
Florida is a dream state for any water lover. As a boat loan lender in Florida, We Financial Florida can help make that dream come true.