On the east coast, between Daytona Beach and Miami Beach, stretch out the Gold and Treasure Coast. They got their names from treasures found in old galleon wrecks. This coast is the busiest in Florida, though to the north of Palm Beach the coastline is more preserved and calm. Palm Beach and Boca Raton Beach are representative of American exuberance. The same can be said of Fort Lauderdale, although the atmosphere is much more relaxed.
The Art Deco District in Miami Beach is the largest district of its type in the world.© Joerg Hackemann
Very popular with tourists, the Gold Coast is the busiest part of Florida's coastline.© Joerg Hackemann
Portrayed nearly like veritable stars, the lifeguard towers on the seafront offer a wonderful view of the beaches in South Beach, Miami.© Joerg Hackemann
A number of hotels in Florida offer their guests the luxury of lounging on private beaches.© Daniel Korzeniewski / 123RF
The Gold Coast is not just a favourite hangout spot for surfers, you'll also see many herons here.© Alex Grichenko / 123RF