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.
Updated: February 6, 2023. What are the best places to vacation on the beach in Florida? We've lived on both coasts of Florida and these 3 picks are our favorite beaches for families visiting the Sunshine State. We offer suggestions for tons of family and kid-friendly activities both on and off the beach. Read on to find out places that will delight everyone, with delicious restaurants options.
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.
Visit Vero Beach For Fun in the Sun
VIBE: Romantic, Relaxed
South Beach Park, 1702 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Updated: January 9, 2023. Welcome to Vero Beach, where you can enjoy being just steps away from the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Unlike other beaches where it's a long walk to reach the water, South Beach Park offers a short walk through natural beauty. Here, you can enjoy a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Disney's Vero Beach Resort is just a short 15-minute drive away from this tranquil oasis. Join us as we discover more about South Beach Park and all it has to offer.
VIBE: Active, Busy Beach
1500 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
If you're visiting central Florida in winter, you may encounter chilly weather. However, you can still enjoy warm temperatures by heading to the coast. One great destination is Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, located just a short drive down the east coast. Not only can you enjoy fine weather, but you can also take advantage of free parking and numerous nearby restaurants and hotels.
Discovering Paradise at Ponce Inlet, Florida
VIBE: Relaxed, Free Spirit
Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
Updated December 17, 2022. Driving on the beach has re-opened. The jetty is still closed. Ever wished you could find a Florida beach away from the crowds that's your own special place? Ponce Inlet is one of those beach towns the locals don't want you to know about!
Susan and Bruno are travel bloggers. We write about Florida beaches on every coast. Our opinions only.