10 Best Places in Florida To Swim

10 Best Places in Florida To Swim

While Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, it also has an array of natural and man-made swimming holes packed with refreshingly cool waters to take a dip in during those hot and humid days.

Madison Blue State Park, Lee

Shaded by hardwood and pine trees, you can steer clear of beach crowds at the crystal clear spring in Madison Blue State Park. One of the best spring swimming spots in Florida, it sits in an 82-foot wide and 25-foot deep limestone basin.

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Silver Glen Springs, Ocala National Forest

Combine crystal clear blue waters with a backdrop of a national forest and you have Silver Glen Springs, the perfect combination for a refreshing summertime swim. It’s consistently rated as one of the best natural springs in Florida.

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Manatee Springs, Chiefland

Gaining its name from regular visits from the West Indian manatees, Manatee Springs is a National Natural Landmark and world-class swimming area that forms a sparkling stream surrounded by lush cypress trees.

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Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon

After you swim to your heart’s content in the pristine clear waters of Rainbow Springs, make sure to float down the Rainbow River or check out the unique man-made waterfalls. Those looking for the ultimate relaxation will love this top tubing destination in Florida.

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Fanning Springs State Park, Fanning Springs

Jump in feet first at the 207-foot deep clear blue spring at Fanning Springs State Park. It’s ideal for families with its shallow sandy areas and 72-degree water temperatures, pleasing swimmers of all ages.

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Blue Spring State Park, Orange City

Take a dip into the largest spring on the St. John’s River at Blue Spring State Park. It’s a designated manatee refuge area, offering unique natural surroundings and a refreshing way to cool off spot in the Sunshine State.

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Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Fort White

One of Florida’s most beloved swimming spots is Ichetucknee Springs, where you can paddle through crystal clear spring-fed waters through miles of shaded hammocks.

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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Head to Florida’s only spring-fed water park at Buccaneer Bay in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. You can soar down its thrilling flume ride that deposits you into the refreshing 72-degree spring water.

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Orlando Marriott World Center, Orlando

Looking for a super-cool hotel pool? Florida has got a collection of family-friendly hotels with fun water features. With multiple on-site pools with water slides and cascading rock waterfalls, the Marriott World Center is sure to be a hit with tons of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

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Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key

One of the best resorts in the Florida Keys, Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key boasts a saltwater lagoon fed from the Atlantic Ocean, a dream destination if you want to swim alongside exotic underwater marine life.

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