How to Find Starfish in Florida

My family and I enjoy spending time at the beach.  We take lots of pictures while we are at the beach and share them with friends and family.  We are often asked how to find starfish in Florida as many of our best pictures are of starfish and sand dollars.  Keep reading and watch our video to find out how to find starfish in Florida, essential snorkeling gear we recommend, and much more.



My family and I find starfish (sometimes called Sea Stars) by way of snorkeling in Destin, Florida.  If you are interested in how to find starfish in Florida without snorkeling, you should stop reading this article.  Please accept my apology if my comment offended you.  I prefer people to not waste my time; therefore, I work hard to not waste yours.

In this article, I show you how to find starfish and the reasons starfish are fascinating creatures.  I review the essential snorkel gear I recommend to make the most of your time on the water.  I also review the best time and place to increase your chances to find starfish.  Additionally, I explain how to find sand dollars and the other wildlife you may encounter while snorkeling.


Essential Gear

Snorkel Gear

The essential snorkel gear is very important to make your time on the water more enjoyable, comfortable, and productive.  Your chances at finding starfish greatly decrease if you you spend time adjusting & fixing your snorkel gear.

Tourists tend to purchase snorkel gear from the Souvenir shops that occupy every other block of a beach community.  These shops are ‘tourist traps’ in my opinion.  The quality of their snorkel gear is not good or the snorkel gear is severely over-priced.

I’ve been snorkeling since I began swimming at a very young age.  I’ve owned many different snorkel masks, snorkels, and fins over the years.  Trust me, spend the extra few dollars and buy a decent mask, snorkel, and fins.  Even if you only snorkel once per year, the quality snorkel gear is worth it.  I’ve listed the essential snorkel gear I recommend & currently use below.


Snorkel Camera Gear

Obviously, I love videography and filming as most of my blogs compliment my YouTube videos.  It is so awesome to capture special moments to experience over and over again.

If you would like to capture those special moments as well, I recommend and use the following gear.



Best Place to Find Starfish

The best place to find starfish is snorkeling at the beach.  My family and I spend a lot of time in Destin, Florida and find starfish quite often.