About the location
Florida is all about the water and the shining sun. It has more than 2,100 kilometers of coastline and 314,000 acres of wetlands, making it a top destination for beach lovers. Browse the existing photo spots or read the guide below to discover the very best places to take photos during your vacation in Florida.
The twinkling lights of the Miami skyline reflect off the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Head to the Julia Tuttle or the Rickenbacker Causeway to get a great shot of its glistening towers. Your best shots will be taken with a long exposure at night. Miami Beach’s whimsical lifeguard stations are all decorated differently and the beach turns golden at sunset.
Siesta Beach in Sarasota has silky white sands and turquoise waters. Head to Sanibel Island off the west coast to experience the welcoming island life where seashells litter the beaches. Marco Island is full of hiking trails where you can walk through a maze of mangrove trees. Here, the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge protects Florida’s diverse marshlands and wildlife.
In the Everglades National Park, you can see birds, reptiles, and other wildlife up close. Hike the short Anhinga Trail and you never what you might have the chance to photograph. The Venice Rookery is a bird sanctuary that is loved by bird photographers and is open to everyone. Here you might see a Blue Heron and other majestic birds.
The Mounts Botanical Gardens in Palm Beach are magical gardens with tropical plants and koi ponds. In Fort Christmas, you can explore the Orlando Wetlands, where you might see an alligator.
Head to the very southern tip of Florida for diverse nature preserves. In the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, you can find palm trees lining the walkways and the white towering Cape Florida Lighthouse. In the Flamingo Marina, you might be able to photograph the peace-loving manatees coming up for air from the waters.
There are several old forts and museums in Pensacola, Florida. Tour Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens to learn a bit of history. Check the Blue Angels schedule to see if you can visit Pensacola at the right time of year to catch an air show.
The piers and bridges of Florida photograph beautifully against orange sunsets and blue waters. The Sunshine Skyway is a yellow suspension bridge connecting Tampa Bay and St Petersburg.
If you are on tour with your family, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is also always a good reason to visit Florida. Besides a lot of fun for the entire family, Disneyland also offers quite a lot of nice opportunities for photographers like the fireworks in the evening above the famous Disney castle.