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After multiple theme parks, and rubbing elbows with Mickey, its time to escape to the beach. We have you covered with the best beaches nearby Orlando! With its proximity to both the Atlantic and the Gulf Coast of Florida, it just makes sense to head to the coast for a day trip, where you’ll be sitting beachside in less than 50 minutes. From family friendly, to surfing mecca’s, Florida is known to have it all!
The closest and a must visit, in 45 minutes you’ll be enjoying the warm Atlantic water on your toes. Cocoa Beach is often referred to as one of the best beaches in Florida. It is known for being family friendly, great for shelling, and known for its waves being great for surfing!
Daytona Beach is the most famous of Florida’s east coast beaches and is known as a wide white sand beach you can drive onto. Most popular at spring break, it also makes a great day trip. There are over 20 miles of beaches to enjoy with activities from volleyball, jet skiing, surfing, parasailing, and bicycles you can enjoy while spending the day at the beach. A perfect day for solo-travelers, couples, and families.
This beach popular with the locals is a hidden gem as it is often uncrowded unlike more popular beaches in the area. Only a 1-hour drive from Orlando, New Smyrna welcomes visitors looking to unwind and enjoy a laid-back beach city. Enjoy the many restaurants and shops that line the beach. This beach makes for a perfect day for epic sandcastles and swimming in the ocean.
Clearwater Beach is the first beach that makes the list on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Located about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Orlando, it also takes the top spot as the best beach in the United States!
Author: Natasha Elias