These Florida beaches are the most popular on Instagram. Only one is in Central Fla.

South Beach comes in at No. 1

South Beach

It shouldn’t come as much of a shock that Florida’s beaches are a huge draw for the Sunshine State.

Social media users apparently agree with that, as several of Florida’s beaches ranked among the most popular on sites like Instagram and TikTok, according to a study by

Instagram saw the following Florida beaches rank among the top 20 U.S. beaches on the platform:

  • No. 1: South Beach, Miami — 8,042,686 Instagram posts
  • No. 7: Clearwater Beach, Clearwater — 1,282,171 Instagram posts
  • No. 8: Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach — 985,763 Instagram posts
Panama City Beach (j.s. clark/Wikimedia Commons)
  • No. 11: Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach — 777,761 Instagram posts
  • No. 13: Pensacola Beach, Santa Rosa — 696,588 Instagram posts
Deluna Music Festival attendees enjoy the beach, sun and Gulf of Mexico Pensacola Florida (Photo by Michael Hurcomb/Corbis via Getty Images) (Michael Hurcomb/Corbis via Getty Images)
  • No. 14: St. Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach — 589,703 Instagram posts
St. Pete Beach is No. 1 beach in the U.S. for 2021, according to TripAdvisor travelers. (Image: Visit St. Pete/Clearwater) (WKMG 2021)

According to the study, these Florida beaches also ranked among the top 20 U.S. beaches on TikTok, too:

  • No. 3: South Beach, Miami — 884.9 million TikTok views
  • No. 7: Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach — 516.3 million TikTok views
  • No. 11: Clearwater Beach, Clearwater — 230.5 million TikTok views
  • No. 15: Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach — 139.7 million TikTok views
  • No. 17: Pensacola Beach, Santa Rosa — 85.6 million TikTok views
  • No. 18: St. Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach — 85.3 million TikTok views

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