I don't think there is anyplace else in Florida exactly like Miami Beach. It depends on if you want the clubs and nite life too or just the beach and some restaurants and shopping. FLL will be the closest in being similar. Daytona has lots of hotels on the beach but is a much much smaller town. Plus to Daytona for some is that you can drive on the beach.
St. Pete, same as Daytona, lots of hotels, some bars, shops etc but much smaller than Miami Beach. Panama City / Pensacola will be the next similar in having the hotels, party spots, younger people, etc. Most of the rest of Florida has lots of great beaches but most are smaller towns, very laid back, not party central. Daytona & Cocoa Beach have less wider beaches, more surf. Gulf coast and panhandle have white soft sugar sand beaches that are very wide.
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