What Is The Best Beach In Florida Closest To Orlando

  Follow me: Damon Duvall on Twitter Damon Duvall on Instagram
Sun, Oct 01, 2023 at 5:05AM

Yes, The Cocoa Beach Pier
Yes, The Cocoa Beach Pier

What Is The Best Beach In Florida Closest To Orlando Florida?

Cocoa Beach is the best and closest beach to Orlando Florida. That is most of Orlando Florida. Daytona Beach to the north of Downtown Orlando is great and Clearwater Beach on Florida's gulf coast is the best in the entire state and has the best surrounding area for visitation. All three are slightly different and a preference will have to decide.

Orlando FL

Cocoa Beach #1 Among The Best Beaches Near Orlando

Cocoa Beach is on the Atlantic Ocean (technically all of these are) located about an hour east of Orlando Florida if you take the fastest routes. This is a relatively small town on a barrier island on Florida's east coast about five miles from north to south. The soft sand is a nearly pure white sand that makes beautiful beaches what they are. While not necessarily a famous beach if your on an Orlando vacation craving a beach day this one is just about an hour's drive and well worth it.

To the north is Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral National Seashore. Also in that area is a huge marina that is worth seeing. Most overlook these places and even Indian River and Indian River Lagoon because they are focused on getting to that beautiful beach.

Daytona Beach #2 Among The Best Beaches Near Orlando

Daytona Beach is just an hours drive from downtown Orlando FL. This is another beach located on Florida's east coast and it is famous for many things. This is a popular destination because of the Daytona Beach Speedway, Daytona Beach Bike Week and it is a popular spring break destination. It doesn't hurt that it is just off the interstate which is rare for a Central Florida beach.

Daytona beach can also be a relatively family friendly beach. It is more than just a party town. There is deep sea fishing, the quintessential beach town etcetera but basically this is a typical Atlantic Coast beach that just happens to be relatively near Walt Disney World and the Orlando area.

Clearwater Beach Florida's Gulf Coast

Clearwater Beach #3 Among The Best Beaches Near Orlando Florida

Actually my favorite beach has to be on Florida's gulf coast for many reasons. It is just an hour's drive to downtown Tampa and 25 minutes more to Clearwater Beach. Realistically a two hour drive with likely traffic is the norm. The sand dunes, beach breaks and sugar white sand are just a few of the reasons this is among the most popular beaches in the nation.

A dream destination for many and certainly within walking distance of most hotels. This area is mostly suited for multi day trips. Boogie boarding, paddle boarding and every other activity can be done on gulf beaches and the pier here is second to none. St Pete Beach is 20 minutes south.

Wanting An Orlando Beach? Orlando Is A Landlocked City But,

Volcano Bay in Universal Studios, and two other water parks in Disney have beaches with blue waters and even sand. No jet skiing, body surfing, boogie boards or even a paddle board but lazy rivers make up for their absence and so do the adjacent theme parks.

Beaches Within 2 Hours Or Orlando Florida

Ok, so close to two hours away and honorable mention goes to Ormond Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, New Smyrna Beach, St Augustine, Flagler Beach and one of my favorites Vero Beach. I think you are beginning to see why so many people fall in love with Orlando Florida.

Bookmark & Share

User Comments

Be the first to comment on this post below!

All listing information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified through personal inspection by appropriate professionals. Listings displayed on this website may be subject to prior sale or removal from sale; availability of any listing should always be independent verified. Listing information is provided for consumer personal, non-commercial use, solely to identify potential properties for potential purchase; all other use is strictly prohibited and may violate relevant federal and state law. The source of the listing data is as follows: Stellar MLS (updated 12/3/23 11:59 PM) |

Listing Search

Translate Tool

Featured Listings
Champions Gate Real Estate
Value is in the land with 650' frontage on Bella Citta Blvd. and 250' frontage on S. Goodman Rd. The communication tower... Read More
Altamonte Springs Real Estate
1.5 BATH
Waterfront home with a separate guest house close to shops, restaurants, and Altamonte Mall. Main residence is 2419 ... Read More
Apopka Real Estate
2.5 BATH
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Are you looking for your own country estate, within the city limits of ... Read More
Apopka Real Estate
1.5 BATH
A great buildable lot on one of the best lakes in Central Florida. Bear Lake is a beautiful clear spring fed (310) acre ... Read More
Apopka Real Estate
This property consists of 3 adjoining lots at the SE corner of Plymouth Sorrento road and Dowman drive, Apopka Florida.... Read More
Apopka Real Estate
Want a quality built private country estate on 9.734 high & dry acres located in town with superb access to Hwy 429, Hw... Read More
Apopka Real Estate
3.5 BATH
10.10 ACRES AVAILABLE in the Proposed "Employment District" of the Kelly Park Development Plan. CENTRAL FLORIDA'S hottes... Read More
Apopka Real Estate
3.5 BATH
Enjoy this beautiful gated property in a country setting with all the conveniences of the city. This property offers 6+... Read More
Apopka Real Estate
Welcome to 5 acres of potential! This very developable lot is located in the rapidly growing, RED HOT Kelly Park Interc... Read More
Contact Wendy Morris


Wendy Morris LLC
DBA Wendy Morris Realty
Licensed in the State of Florida
BK 3146762
16797 Broadwater Avenue
Winter Garden, Florida 34787

Your privacy is our utmost concern. We will never sell your personal information. Privacy Policy
©2023 windermereluxuryproperty.com - all rights reserved. | Site Map