Looking for the best places to go in Florida for your next surf excursion with a perfect vacation house to match? Florida has it all sparkling blue water, gorgeous beaches, fun nightlife and tons of family activities. The ocean is a main attraction and so are all the activities that come with it, including surfing!

We picked our favorite surfing spots in Florida. Each of these locations also offer vacation rentals right by the ocean. These areas have fantastic views and easy access to the beach. Your next beach adventure awaits!

5 Best Locations in Florida for Surf Vacation Homes

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is well-known to be the “surf capital” of Florida. The beaches here have great waves all year long, but some think the best time to visit is from October to March. You will definitely want to check out Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier for some of the best waves. Also, if you need a break from the water the Florida Surf Museum is cool place to check out. You’ll stay on theme too!

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Panama City Beach

Panama City beach is a great location for your next surf vacation. The best surfing conditions are during the hurricane season, however the beaches have reliable waves all year-round.

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Palm Beach

Find a beach bungalow in Palm Beach and surf the days away. Reef Road is an iconic surf spot you will want to check out. This area consistently has great waves, amazing views and an awesome beach to hang out on.

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Sebastian Inlet at Vero Beach

This beach is known as a “swell magnet.” The Indialantic Boardwalk is a local favorite spot, however First Peak is the one that has renowned with amazing well-known local surfers. Either way you can’t go wrong surfing here!

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Destin Beach

Destin Beach is a great place to learn to surf. The waves are a bit more unpredictable based on the weather, but still fun for all experience levels. There are many places that offer surf lessons in the area.

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Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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