Closest beach to Orlando


Florida Gulf coast sunset

Florida Gulf Beaches vs. Atlantic Beaches
What to consider when choosing. Driving distance, water characteristics, shells, surfing, etc.

Beach Access for Americans with Disabilities
Most major beaches make some effort to accommodate individuals with mobility challenges. This is a primer on what you can generally expect.

Cocoa Beach
The surfing culture is strong, hotels are plentiful and moderately priced, and you're close to Kennedy Space Center! Lots of great beach accesses for the day tripper.

Canaveral National Seashore Beaches
Not everyone likes the crowded beach scene. If you like your beaches remote, these beaches should be your first choice in Central Florida.

New Smyrna Beaches
Overshadowed by Daytona and Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna should not be overlooked as a top-notch beach experience for a great day trip (or extended stay).

Daytona Beaches
Everyone knows Daytona. But there's more to Daytona Beach than the Main Street Pier. Find out what else Daytona offers.

Gulf Beaches
Calmer, clearer water, more shells, white sand, incredible sunsets. Which beach will be your favorite?