Top 5 Best Beaches Near Orlando| Central Florida Photographer

Mermaid Life

By now, it's no secret to anyone how much I love the ocean. Being a Caribbean girl has lots to do with this ongoing love for the salty waters, but mainly it is something much more personal. It's the place where I feel most close to my own self and where I feel I'm right at the very top of the world (my own world, at least!). I recharge and reconnect with my inner self in ways that can only happen while being there. I've always been a lover of the ocean and visiting the beaches, year round, was mostly a part of my life in Puerto Rico. I had the ocean at less than a 10 minute drive and I would go there almost every week, multiple times. I often say there aren't any beaches like the ones in the Caribbean and I'm pretty sure a lot of people might agree. I didn't know what to expect from the beaches in Florida. At first, I was in complete denial. I thought I would never be able to enjoy pretty beaches like the ones in Puerto Rico. But time has proven me wrong and I have explored many beautiful beaches in Florida! 

Best Beaches in Florida

These are only my favorites from the ones I've been to this past year, my first year in Florida. I still have plenty more to see! And although I wish all the beaches I've visited in Florida were as beautiful as Red Beach in Vieques Island, I must admit, I've fallen in love with a couple of beauties here in the Sunshine State that are truly a match made in heaven for me. Being that I love all things visual (of course!), I've made a list with some personal images featuring my Top 5 Beaches you must visit in Florida. The list is in no particular order and you will also find out which one of these won my heart, completely. 💛

Beach Photo Sessions  

I love shooting sessions at the beach! Take a look at some of my recent photo sessions done in two different beaches located on Florida's east coast.  

As always, enjoy and be inspired!

Clearwater Sand Key Beach, located in Sand Key Park. The sand at this beach is absolutely amazing! It's a very serene spot quite distant from the frequently crowded Clearwater Beach. 

Clearwater Sand Key Beach, located in Sand Key Park. The sand at this beach is absolutely amazing! It's a very serene spot quite distant from the frequently crowded Clearwater Beach. 

Melbourne Beach. It's where I saw one of the creamiest sunsets I've seen in my life! I loved this beach because of its picture perfect scenery and very beautiful, serene waters! 

Melbourne Beach. It's where I saw one of the creamiest sunsets I've seen in my life! I loved this beach because of its picture perfect scenery and very beautiful, serene waters! 

Ponce Inlet Beach. My favorite beach, so far! It feels like home when I go to Ponce Inlet. The widespread of beautifully soft, white sands, and the stunning views of dolphins playing in the water, make this beach my absolute favorite. 

Ponce Inlet Beach. My favorite beach, so far! It feels like home when I go to Ponce Inlet. The widespread of beautifully soft, white sands, and the stunning views of dolphins playing in the water, make this beach my absolute favorite. 

Whitney Beach, Longboat Key. While in Siesta Key, I went exploring and found this beach almost at the very end of Longboat Key. What I loved most about Whitney Beach, was the incredible amount and variety of shells in the seashore. I've never seen so many perfectly beautiful shells all in one place. The sand was pretty amazing too! 

Whitney Beach, Longboat Key. While in Siesta Key, I went exploring and found this beach almost at the very end of Longboat Key. What I loved most about Whitney Beach, was the incredible amount and variety of shells in the seashore. I've never seen so many perfectly beautiful shells all in one place. The sand was pretty amazing too! 

Longboat Key Beach. The peacefulness I experimented while in this beach was, quite honestly, unforgettable. The calmness, the beauty, the perfection. It's definitely a must-see beach. 

Longboat Key Beach. The peacefulness I experimented while in this beach was, quite honestly, unforgettable. The calmness, the beauty, the perfection. It's definitely a must-see beach. 

If you've already visited any of these amazing beaches, share your experience in the comments section. I'd love to read them! If you haven't been, it's time to update your bucket list 💛


Yanitza Ninett is a Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in Orlando, serving the Central Florida area, Daytona Beach and St. Augustine. From Engagement SessionsOutdoor WeddingsBeach Weddings and documenting couples as they 'trash the dress', to Maternity and Family Photography, the YN Experience characterizes by giving an unforgettable photo session experience along with professionalism and dedication. We are about telling stories...your story! Contact us for more info!