Turqoise water laps against a white sand beach at Varadero, Cuba.

Cuba’s Best Beaches

Cuba boasts glorious beaches. We’ve listed eight of the best for snorkeling, lounging, privacy, scenery, and amenities to help you pick where to go first.

Enjoy the casual and welcoming atmosphere at Fort Myers Beach

Florida’s Best Beaches

Between the peninsular coastlines, barrier islands, and the archipelago of the Florida Keys, you’re never more than a couple of hours away from an afternoon of castle-building, shell-collecting, or simply whiling away worries on the beach. Here are the best of them.

Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the ocean, only returning to land to dig into beach sand to lay their eggs, after which they immediately head back out to the ocean.

Sea Turtle Nesting and Florida Beaches

The Atlantic coast is popular for sea turtles to make their nests, and Florida is a particularly favored place. There are some 70,000 sea turtle nests made annually along the Florida coastline, and most of them are made by loggerhead turtles.