The map of Florida’s east coast is dotted with beautiful beaches and fun, lively cities. The maps below give you a sense of just how populated the coast is and how difficult it can be to decide on your next warm vacation.
The state of Florida has over 300 miles of beautiful coastline, but arguably the best coastline is along the east coast of the state that borders the AtlanticOcean. As many of you probably know, Florida is an extremely popular tourist destination because of its great beaches and year-round sunny days. If you are interested in visiting Florida’s east coast, check out this ultimate guide.
I remember visiting my grandmother Adele in Ponce Inlet, Florida, when I was three years old, and she had an IBM electric typewriter. I thought that this electric typewriter was about the most fascinating toy in the world – I liked the little bell and the sounds and the feel of the keys and especially the erase key. – Gabrielle Zevin
History And Map Of The Florida East Coast
Florida has a very interesting history, even before it became a state.
It is known (from artifacts and fossil records) that ancient Native Americans inhabited Florida as far back as 14,000 years ago. These artifacts were found near watering holes like basins and sinkholes (as most cities are located) because they had fresh water. Obviously, humans need fresh water to survive, so this was an easy choice for Paleo-Indians to congregate around those locations.
Around 8000 BC, the glaciers that spread across the North American continent began retreating, which changed Florida’s climate and geography drastically. As the glaciers melted, the water level steadily rose, taking away parts of Florida’s land. The climate also changed pretty drastically, going from cold and dry to warm and wet (basically what Florida experiences today).
Fast forward thousands of years to the 16th century: the Europeans were arrived here, which technically marked the beginning of the American Frontier (basically the expansion and colonization of America). When the Europeans arrived, there were as many of 350,000 Native Americans who already lived in Florida. Since the Spanish were the first Europeans to find Florida (although some believe that they actually found the Bahamas and when they came to return they landed in Florida instead) they began colonizing the area. A Spanish fort, Fort Caroline, was created in what would become Jacksonville in 1564, and further south the settlement of St. Augustine was founded. St. Augustine turned into one of the most important colonies in the state and is considered to be the oldest Europen colony in American history.
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In 1763 Spain actually traded Florida to Great Britain in exchange for control over the Cuban city of Havana. Most Floridian citizens were actually against independence and did not support (or back) the American colonist’s plight for freedom. After the American Revolution, the Spanish actually seized control of the Florida peninsula (this could be because Spain was an ally of France, who were against the British) and the Treaty of Paris secured all of Florida back to Spain. In 1822, Florida became a territory of the United States, and, finally, on March 3, 1845, Florida officially became the 27th state to enter the Union. During the Civil War, Florida actually sided with the Confederacy and became extremely important to the Confederacy as a trade hub.
Florida’s East Coast Map Includes Hundreds Of Cities And Beaches
A map of the East Coast of Florida.
Florida has a plethora of beaches for you to choose from, but the views and water are best (at least in my opinion) on the Atlantic side of the state. Here is a list of Florida beaches with the regions they are located:
|East Coast Florida Beaches|
|American Beach Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Atlantic Beach Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Fernandina Beach Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Flagler Beach Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Jacksonville Beach Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Neptune Beach Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Palm Coast Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Ponte Vedra Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|St Augustine Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Vilano Beach Florida||Northeastern Coast of Florida|
|Cocoa Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Daytona Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Indian Harbour Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Jensen Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Melbourne Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|New Smyrna Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Ormond Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Playalinda Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Satellite Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Stuart Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Vero Beach Florida||Central East Coast of Florida|
|Boca Raton Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Boynton Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Dania Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Deerfield Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Delray Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Fort Lauderdale Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Hallandale Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Haulover Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Highland Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Hillsboro Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Hollywood Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Juno Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Jupiter Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Key Biscayne Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Miami Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|North Palm Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Palm Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Palm Beach Shores||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Pompano Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Riviera Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|South Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|Sunny Isles Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
|West Palm Beach Florida||Southeastern Coast of Florida|
As you can see, there are a lot of options for you to go to if you want to visit the east coast of Florida. Their beaches are clean, beautiful, and are definitely worth visiting if you have the chance to go.
Beaches of Florida’s east coast
Now let’s go over the population of some of Florida’s biggest cities:
|Largest Cities In Florida|
|Rank||City||Population (as of 2010)|
|6||St. Petersburg||260 thousand|
|8||Port St. Lucie||190 thousand|
|9||Cape Coral||183 thousand|
|10||Fort Lauderdale||180 thousand|
Florida is a popular attraction primarily because of the states‘ large coastline (over 300 miles worth) and its beautiful beaches. It is a location where many Northern people visit during the winter because Florida is almost always warm and sunny. If you ever get a chance to visit the state, look into going to one of the many east coast beaches along the east coast that we went over today.
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PRETTIEST BEACHES ON EAST COAST OF FLORIDA
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