By  Mike Miller  November 14, 2022

Volleyball Organizations and Other Reference Information at End of Article

Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world, both outdoor and indoor volleyball.

Florida has a good selection of beaches that are great places to string up volleyball nets and enjoy a great way of having fun on the beach.

Beach Volleyball
Flickr/Jon Dawson

Beach volleyball, originated in Hawaii in the early 1900's.  It's the perfect summer sport for all skill levels. Popular all over the country, Florida is no exception.

Some of the best beach volleyball players in the sport show up on Florida beaches. 

There are also colleges and high schools in Florida that have well established men and women's teams. 

Florida Gulf Coast University Women's Beach Volleyball Team

Florida State University, for example, has a great team and has produced stars such as Jordan Polo, Maddie Anderson, Morgan Chacon, Madison Fitzpatrick and many others.

It is great fun to watch the best players in women's beach volleyball compete in the sand.  They are all in great physical shape.

University of North Florida Volleyball Player at Net

We've listed 11 of the best volleyball beaches the state of Florida has to offer, whether you're a casual player, an NCAA championship competitor, or just want to have a bit of sporty fun on your beach trip.


There are many more than these 11, and you can find more information at the end of this article.

1100 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

With offerings of both competitive and friendly play, Fort Lauderdale has an extensive beach volleyball community, complete with a Facebook page.

There are approximately 12 primary courts on this beach, located at the south end of the park.

This is a beautiful place, so even if you don't have a team ready to play with, it's a great spot to join in and learn how to become a beach player.

948 Beach Rd
Sarasota, FL 34242

Volleyball Players from Stetson University

The high-quality courts on Siesta Key Beach are often used for official tournaments and games, but it's a popular location for daily, casual play as well.

Siesta Key is noted for its beautiful Gulf of Mexico blue waters and white sand beaches.

There are numerous food offerings nearby, and the courts are adjacent to the water for a wonderful view and opportunity to cool off.

Siesta Key is also a common spot for tournament viewing, so if playing isn't really your style and you'd rather observe the sport, you're all set.

699 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

In South Beach, located on Ocean Drive and 8th, the locals have created South Beach Volley, a group that offers summer camps, tournaments and classes among casual play on the beach.

This location is perfect for beginners and more experienced players alike.

If spontaneous play is more to your liking, there are plenty of other courts and offerings along the rest of Miami Beach itself as well.

Cocoa Beach, FL 32932-2430

Multiple parks are located in Cocoa Beach, more than 10 of them having beach volleyball courts, so your pickings in this location certainly won't be slim.

Shepard Park hosts various competitions, as do other locations along the beach.

This is a great place to watch beach volleyball, including frequent games adjacent to the famous Cocoa Beach pier.

Hickory Point Beach Sand Volleyball Complex
27345 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778

Volleyball Players at Hickory Point

Hickory Point Beach Sand Volleyball Complex is the perfect dedicated area for any beach volleyball fan even though it is a long way from the ocean.

Known as the Florida Region of USA Volleyball, this 68-acre complex has loads of amenities, sand courts, events and designated championships, so whether you're a player or a viewer, this is one to look into.

1111 N Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL 330199

Another popular event spot, Hollywood Beach in Hollywood, Florida has a tight-knit spot of courts, waves, restaurants and more, set for a full day of play, on both land and sea.

They also have a wonderful boardwalk known to be one of the best in Florida and walking paths to admire the scenery.

In Hollywood it is known as "The Broadwalk" because it is nice and wide.

Venice, FL 34285

A popular spot for watersports, yoga and other exercise activities, this secondary Sarasota location also offers, of course, beach volleyball.

The Venice Pier is where you can find this public spot, alongside food joints and other waterside amenities.

419 E Shore Dr
Clearwater Beach, FL

Clearwater Beach is one of the most popular in the state, and as expected, this popular strip has volleyball courts of its own.

There are many groups and pages online regarding teams and competitions in the area, but for a more casual approach as well, these beaches will always have your back.

107 Miracle Strip Parkway SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach located along the panhandle of Florida is known to be one of the best beach volleyball spots in the state, hosting bi-annual tournaments that bring in hundreds of players.

It's considered a unique place to play for its sand and scenery as well, and overall is a wonderful spot alongside the boardwalk to play at.

400 Quietwater Beach Road
Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561

On the Gulf Coast, both Pensacola Beach, Navarre and nearby Gulf Shores offer beautiful beaches, with volleyball courts to spare.

A popular social spot for competitors, the Facebook group hosts nearly 1.5 thousand members, and is a great opportune area for players to make friends and compete, or just catch a game on your way through town.

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Palm Beach's neighbor, the city in South Florida is one of many beautiful beach spots across the Sunshine State, with a lively downtown area and beachfront.

Find volleyball courts across the sandy shores here, with its own group of tournaments and clubs for lovers of the sport to play. 

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