Orlando may be best known for its theme parks, but if you want to head to the coast, there are plenty of beaches within easy driving distance. The Atlantic beaches on the east coast are the closest; they also offer bigger waves and better attractions. Some people prefer to head to the Gulf Coast though, where the sea is warmer and calmer – and the surroundings are more idyllic.
The Perfect Place to Stay
Our Orlando resort is just a short drive to the sandy beaches of Florida.
Just six miles long, and mostly less than one mile wide, Cocoa Beach is truly a unique place! Where else can you choose between watching a space launch from the beach or precious animal species in their natural habitat. Play a round of golf at our 27-holes golf course or just enjoy a day at the beach where you will likely see dolphins at play or be lucky enough to see an occasional whale in migration. Widely known as the surfing capitol of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach is the hometown of surfing champions.
Enjoy a day filled with memorable beach adventures, which can include everything from parasailing and surfing lessons to building sandcastles. Or choose to spend a lazy afternoon exploring the area’s scenic inland waterways aboard a kayak, canoe or pontoon boat. Themed family attractions, unique historical tours, championship golf and tennis facilities and an impressive array of cultural treasures and culinary delights await spring vacationers.
New Smyrna Beach
There’s laid-back adventures like strolling on miles of seaside boardwalks, and seventeen miles of beautiful beach is just steps away – you can even drive on it. Voted one of America’s best small arts towns, meet and talk to artists in their studios while they’re creating beautiful pieces. Also, take in the latest exhibit at one of our many galleries and festivals where nationally-acclaimed artists show their work.
Treasure Island, Florida is located on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast and is blessed with miles of gorgeous white sand beaches that boast that “Old Florida”. Treasure Island offers you and your family a quiet “laid back” atmosphere while being just a short drive from Florida’s major them parks.
No matter your length of stay, there’s more to do at Clearwater Beach. Start with the beautiful white sugar sand beaches and the Pier 60 Daily Festival. Then explore the aquaria, museums, boat rides, spas, shopping and more. There’s something here for all ages and inclinations! Relax and Enjoy!
St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach’s shores include the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach in the St. Pete area at Pass-a-Grille Beach. Live it up with a variety of watersports, from parasailing and stand-up paddleboarding to windsurfing and kiteboarding.