Yes it’s true – the Orlando area offers a great choice of easy to get to beach destinations. Many consistently rank among the finest in the nation and would be a great place to park a couple of chairs and a parasol any day of the week! Within an hour or two’s drive you’ll find the perfect antidote to big crowds and the frantic pace of so many family vacations. Cruise wide flat open sands in your rental car, or go au naturel in the dunes of a national seashore! Walk, bike, build the biggest sandcastle ever, chase seagulls, hunt for shells and sand dollars and tread carefully around the sea turtle nests. It’s what brings families so much closer…. some quality time spent reconnecting, overlooking the waves of the Atlantic or the gentler swells of the Gulf of Mexico. All ages can kick back and take a day to catch a few rays – a low tech, low cost option that will likely be a highlight of the vacation! See you on the sand![box_light]
The Daytona Beach area’s world-famous beaches offer visitors a unique ocean park atmosphere complete with food and recreational vendors. Up to 500 feet wide at low tide, Daytona Beach area beaches are perfect for sandcastle building, cycling, jogging, fishing or just relaxing in the sun.
Stretching 72 miles along Florida’s East Coast, the Space Coast continues to enliven, entertain and inspire more and more visitors each year. While it is best known as the home of America’s space program, Orlando’s closest beaches and some of the best surfing in the country, this is only a taste of what this area has to offer.
Find your island on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel a few hours from Miami, Orlando or Key West. Discover the endless stretches of white-sand beaches, each with a one-of-a-kind personality. No high rises. No crowds. Enjoy the world’s best shelling on Captiva and Sanibel Islands. The beach of your dreams is here.
Enjoy the Northeast Florida Atlantic Ocean coastline, which stretches from St. Augustine north to Jacksonville Beach and up to Amelia Island. At 1,300 feet, the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier features a 20-foot wide wooden deck and is a great spot to watch the fishermen reel in their latest catches or watch surfers catch a perfect wave.
Central Florida residents have voted New Smyrna Beach the “Best Beach” because it is one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations. An unspoiled jewel located 45 minutes east of Orlando Intl Airport between Daytona Beach and Kennedy Space Center.
St. Augustine was founded in 1565 & by 1607 it was a thriving Spanish colonial city/ Travelers have been in search of St. Augustine’s spirit for centuries. And maybe it’s time you do the same. Because truthfully, few cities in the States have preserved such an enduring, invigorating history.