Why choose a beach vacation in Florida? One good reason is that wherever you go in Florida, you are never more than 60 miles from the beach!
Florida is also easy to get to, the temperature is pleasant all year round, it offers good value for money and it is just the top. So whether you’re looking for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, a relaxing getaway, or a golf getaway, Florida Beach Resort is for you.
The best Florida beach areas for families
Siesta public beach
Siesta Public Beach in Sarasota has a great family beach with gradual slopes, shallow waters, lifeguards on duty, fine white sand and calm waters. It has won best beach awards for sand, water quality and amenities. Beach facilities include picnic areas, rest rooms, concessions, a playground, trails and tennis and volleyball courts. If you enjoy collecting mussels, try Turtle Beach at the south end of the island.
Tampa Bay Area – St. Petes/Clearwater
Located on the west coast of Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, the Tampa Bay area is the beach heaven! Kilometers of white sandy beaches along the Gulf Coast offer limitless options for a fun and relaxing holiday. When you need a break from surfing and sand, there are many activities nearby to keep the kids entertained, including the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry and Lowry Park Zoo.
Twenty-three miles of glistening white sand beaches and beautiful blue-green waters are no shortage of beach fun for the whole family. The beach is up to 500 feet wide at low tide and is great for building a castle, biking, jogging, fishing or just relaxing in the sun. The Atlantic Ocean is ideal for swimming, especially in the spring and summer, when the water temperature is 74-80 degrees. And you’re only an hour’s drive from Orlando if you’re so inclined.
The best Florida beach areas for romance
A Miami romantic vacation has everything from relaxing on the beach by day and dancing by night. There are lots of art deco and interesting hotels on South Beach. A short drive west will bring you to the Everglades, where you can take a Scenic Boat Tour and see plenty of wildlife, including alligators. You can shop at the ritzy Bal Harbor shops, and at night choose from plenty of dance clubs or mellow jazz bars and restaurants.
Marco Island is located on the southern tip of the Gulf Coast in southwest Florida, at the western entrance to Everglades National Park. The island is surrounded on one side by the Gulf of Mexico and on the other by natural wilderness. There are miles of white sand beaches, luxury real estate, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, attractions and lots of outdoor activities. Recreational options include swimming, sun fishing, golf, tennis and more. Enjoy the subtropical atmosphere of the Gulf Coast of southwest Florida.
Cocoa Beach has beautiful sandy beaches and a stunning pier available for fishing, dining and dancing. The beach is accessed by a large promenade with a sea-view observation deck, perfect for romantic walks. While on the Space Coast, you can visit the Kennedy Space Center, go deep sea fishing, surf, surf, rent a jet ski, golf and go on a river tour. There is a lot of nightlife and great dining at night.
The best Florida beach areas to relax
New Smyrna Beach2
New Smyrna Beach is a relaxed beach town with no crowds, noise or pollution, giving visitors a relaxing beach experience. Although the north beach is accessible by car, most are traffic free, allowing for peaceful sunbathing and walks on the beach. The new Smyrna has the feel of a small town in its architecture and atmosphere. There are no high-rise buildings along the beach, only low-rise buildings, and these accommodations range from bed and breakfast inns, family-sized apartments or seaside motels.
The island of Sanibel is one of the most unique barrier islands in the world, and its direction is east-west, while most of the islands are in the north-south. This gives the island stunning sandy beaches rich in mussels. See the peach and silence of Bowman’s Beach, you won’t find any hotels here. You can park and walk across the bridge to a secluded white beach. The area has barbecues, making it a great place to have a picnic and enjoy the beach.
Punta Gorda is located about 50 miles north of Fort Myers. This town has plenty of beach area and a very nice riverside area. Here you can enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking and walking in the woods, it is a great place to get away from the crowds. The town of Punta Gorda has street art, water views and interesting murals that enrich the historic downtown area, which also has cobbled streets and gas lights, as well as many fine shops and restaurants.
The best Florida beach areas for golf
Sarasota is a sophisticated resort town near the Gulf of Mexico. For beach lovers, Sarasota has 35 miles of fine, clean, shimmering white sand beach. When it comes to golf, there are 32 golf courses in the Sarasota area and nearly 20 more if you consider the surrounding cities of Bradenton and Venice. You will find one for each level that is available for golf enjoyment.
Jacksonville has twenty miles of Atlantic beaches and many nearby state parks. You will find plenty to do and lots of beaches to explore in Jacksonville. For golfers, there are over 25 golf courses in the area. There are several championship golf courses nearby; many of which are among the best in the country and offer challenges for players of all levels, from the best seaside resorts to popular public courses.
Naples, located in the area of southwest Florida, not bordered by the barrier islands, has seven miles of silky, white sandy beach overlooking the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There is plenty of shopping and dining in the area as the sun sets on the beach. There are also dozens of excellent golf courses in the area. From May to October the golf courses are not so congested and you can choose your playing time and be sure of peaceful rounds. Many private courses are also open to the public these months.
This is just a sample of some of the stunning beaches located on the shores of Florida. There are many others that can meet your Florida beach vacation needs year round.