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: Romantic, Family Friendly
948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Updated February 24, 2023: Siesta Key Beach is a haven of natural beauty that offers the perfect escape from city life. With crystal clear waters and pristine sand, it's the ideal destination for those seeking a serene beach experience. Our blog provides you with valuable information on Siesta Key Beach, including details on the quality of its water and sand, as well as a guide on things to do during your visit.
Siesta Key Village is a popular tourist destination located in Siesta Key. The village has a charming, walkable area filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Of course it is close to Siesta Key Beach where you can enjoy its luxurious, white sand beaches. We explored the diverse restaurants in Siesta Key Village, including American, kids restaurants, budget, formal, outdoor, Italian, Mexican food, bars and beachfront.
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.
Updated: February 16, 2023. Florida's climate, natural beauty, and world-renowned beaches make it a top vacation destination. The west coast of Florida, which borders the Gulf of Mexico, boasts stunning white sand beaches and clear emerald water. Out of all the gorgeous options, we've narrowed down our top three favorite west coast Florida beaches and the reasons why we love them.
VIBE: Family Friendly
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Updated February 16, 2023: Looking for the perfect beach destination for some family fun with an island vibe? Look no further than Manatee Public Beach near Bradenton! Renowned for its breathtaking sunsets that are often photographed, this spot is a must-visit for anyone looking for a tropical beach experience. We've visited this beach many times since moving to Florida, and we highly recommend it.
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.
Susan and Bruno are travel bloggers. We write about Florida beaches on every coast. Our opinions only.