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Find your beach: You can now virtually chill on 825 miles of pristine Florida coastline

Falyn Wood
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Falyn Wood

We know it was just the weekend, but does anyone else feel like they really deserve a break right now?

Our famous Miami beaches might be closed, and even though we can’t leave the house aside from essential activities, you can now take a soothing stroll along nearly 1,000 miles of Florida’s beaches from your couch.

Using Google’s Street View Trekker technology, Visit Florida has launched an immersive virtual experience that brings the Sunshine State’s 825 miles of beaches into your living room. Using the Florida Beach Finder tool, virtual visitors can tune their preferences based on a variety of settings, from adventurous to laid back to romantic, before roaming the high-def, 360-degree images captured one footstep at a time.

Scan the overview slides to peruse your options. Once you’ve zeroed in on your perfect favorite beach, opt for Street View, which will instantly drop you into your spot, allowing you to take a look around and to explore. Ever peeped the quaint houses on stilts along Santa Rosa Beach? Now’s your chance! Looking to reminisce on hot, sunny South Beach days? You can do that, too. Pro tip: Stream to your TV for an even more immersive experience. Why not put on a relaxing beach soundtrack while you’re at it?

Whether you’re feeling extra philosophical or simply need to zone out to pretty images of rolling waves and white dunes, right about now seems like a great time to take a long, serene stare out into the big blue.


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