10/17/2012 11:28 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2012

Florida's Best Beaches

'Tis not just the season for foliage viewing and digging out winter wear. Florida's 663 miles of beaches are sun-drenched antidotes to northern chill, thanks to air and sea temperatures entrenched in the 70s through November (or even later at its southern tip).

Consider escaping to these 10 beaches, which complement their top-rated swaths of sand with activities that have all-ages appeal.

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