Moon Florida Beaches

The Best Places to Swim, Play, Eat, and Stay

By and
Third Edition, September 2006
Pages: 800

Price: $22.95 USD
ISBN: 9781566914963

The acclaimed authors of six travel books, Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort, spent years combing every beach and coastal community along Florida’s 1,800-mile coastline to bring you Moon Florida Beaches. Visit nearly 400 beaches and easily plan your days with details on recreation, fees, hours, facilities, and directions. Enjoy extensive yet witty info on sunset watching, seashell collecting, spring break parties, and where to spot manatees or find the best key lime pie. Choose from a selection of five-star resorts, affordable hotels and motels, or secluded beach campgrounds. Savor the best local seafood and regional cuisine at a variety of budgets. Spend your evenings unwinding at the hippest nightclubs and tiki bars. Parke and Alan give you the tools you need to make your own choices. Create your own unique travel experience with lists of the best beaches, can’t-miss sights, accommodations, and restaurants.

What’s inside Moon Florida Beaches

Check out the best places to swim, play, eat, and stay in:
  • Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the Historic First Coast
  • Flagler Beach and the Quiet Coast
  • Daytona Beach and the Sports Coast
  • Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast
  • Vero Beach, Hutchinson Island, and the Treasure Coast
  • Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and the Diamond Coast
  • Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, and the Gold Coast
  • Key West and the Sunny Florida Keys
  • Naples, Sanibel-Captiva, and the Southwest Coast
  • Sarasota, Bradenton, and the Cultural Coast
  • St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and the Beaches of Tampa Bay
  • The Nature Coast
  • Apalachicola, St. George Island, and the Forgotten Coast
  • Panama City Beach: The Panhandle’s Playground
  • Seaside and the Stylish Communities of South Walton County
  • Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and the Emerald Coast
  • Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, and the Western Panhandle

Parke Puterbaugh is a travel and environmental writer and veteran music journalist for Rolling Stone, Parke has authored and contributed to numerous books and publications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology and a masters in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Alan Bisbort is a writer, editor, and researcher who has worked for the Library of Congress, both on staff and as a freelance writer for 25 years. He has also contributed to numerous publications and has authored several books. Alan has a degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he met Parke. He is also a contributing columnist for the Advocate Newspapers, for which he has won two journalism awards, and is a prolific writer of letters to the editor.