Florida is located at the most southeastern point of the United States. It borders both Alabama and Georgia to the north. Because the state is a peninsula it is known for having the second largest coastline in the United States as it is surrounded by the Atlantic ocean in the east, the Straits of Florida to the south and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. For the most part, the state is at or near sea level with the average elevation of 100 feet above sea level. The total area is 58,560 square miles and has over 600 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.