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    20 Of The Best (And Most Underrated) Small Towns In Florida, From Someone Who Actually Lives There

    The best beachside towns, historic villages, nature treks, and more.

    Florida is a wonderful place to visit — and it's arguably at its best when you ditch the big cities in favor of charming small towns.

    Beachside view of ocean

    1. Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Island lighthouse at dusk

    2. Mount Dora

    Photo of down town Mount Dora

    3. Juno Beach

    Photo of a baby turtle

    4. Celebration

    Photo of a tree lined street in Celebration, Florida

    5. South Walton

    Photo of two dogs playing with a frisbee on a beach in South Walton

    6. Amelia Island

    Photo of beach sunset on Amelia Island

    7. High Springs

    Photo of natural springs in High Springs, Florida

    8. Cedar Key

    Photo of Cedar Key boardwalk and beach

    9. St. George Island

    Photo of lighthouse at St. George Island

    10. Steinhatchee

    Photo of water, dock, and sunset in Steinhatchee

    11. Homosassa River

    Photo of Homosassa Springs

    12. Captiva

    Captiva Island from above

    13. Anna Maria Island

    Beach view on Anna Maria Island

    14. Seaside

    Photo of local post office in Seaside, Florida

    15. Marco Island

    View of resort and beach on Marco Island

    16. Safety Harbor

    Photo of sunset and pier in Safety Harbor

    17. New Smyrna Beach

    Photo of sunset at New Smyrna Beach

    18. Tarpon Springs

    Photo of a fishing boat

    19. Dunedin

    Sunset in Dunedin Florida

    20. Pensacola

    Photo of brick pathway and water

    What are your favorite small Florida towns to visit? Share in the comments!