Updated: January 17, 2024. What are the best places to vacation on the beach in Florida? These are our favorite beaches for families visiting the Sunshine State. There are tons of family and kid-friendly activities both on and off the beach with great restaurants options.
VIBE: Romantic, Sophisticated
4191 NE Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Updated: December 11, 2023. Located near Hutchinson Island South, Jensen Beach Park on the shore of Martin and St. Lucie County, offers stunning sunrises and blue water. This relaxing paradise oceanfront park is open from 7am to 8pm.
VIBE: Active, Busy, Family Friendly
Sunglow Pier, 3701 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Update April 9, 2023: Daytona Beach Shores is open for driving on the beach! It is about 4 miles south of Daytona Beach and one of the closest beaches to Orlando. You can drive on the beach for over 20 miles all the way up to the Daytona Beach Pier.
VIBE: Active, Busy Beach
South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
There's so much to write about our weekend visit to Miami Beach we couldn't fit it all in one blog post! Sizzling South Pointe Park is worth visiting. The sunset view is priceless.
The Palm Beaches are popular for a reason: they are warm year-round. Peanut Island is a small island located near West Palm Beach. With unique offerings like a pizza boat, it's a great choice for a day trip. Camping is available too. Family-friendly Peanut Island has something for everyone.
VIBE: Family Friendly
839 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Update: February 8, 2023: This park is now open for parking and you can drive on the beach via Granada Blvd. Andy Romano Beachfront Park at 839 S. Atlantic Avenue has something for everyone, including a splash pad. Read more about this beautifully designed beach destination less than an hour from Orlando.
Jeep Beach Daytona is not just one of the world's largest jeep events - it's also a charitable event that has donated millions to local causes. Discover how you can participate in this first-class experience and support a worthy cause. Learn about the exciting events that take place during Jeep Beach week and join the fun.
VIBE: Relaxed, Family Friendly
1525 Florida A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Updated: January 12, 2023: This is a popular destination known for its stunning beaches, tranquil neighborhoods, and laid-back vibe. In addition to its natural beauty, the city boasts a wealth of parks and nature reserves, including the Barrier Island Sanctuary. Pelican Beach Park is conveniently located just a short drive away from major attractions like the Kennedy Space Center. Let's explore this cozy east coast beach.
Susan and Bruno are travel bloggers. We write about Florida beaches on every coast. Our opinions only.