The Gulf Coast boasts a huge variety of beautiful beaches, with white sand and turquoise waters just waiting to be explored. With so much on offer, holidays to Florida are perfect if you’re hoping for a little rest and relaxation.
As the largest open-water estuary in the state – covering an impressive 400 square miles – Tampa Bay on the Gulf Coast offers some of the best beaches in the state. Clearwater Beach boasts a huge range of recreational activities, with plenty to keep kids and restless sunbathers entertained. With year-round lifeguards, picnic shelters and shaded playground equipment for little ones, it’s a fantastic family-friendly option. Sarasota, with some legendary beaches, is fast becoming one of the most popular resorts on the Gulf Coast. There’s plenty of marine life waiting to be discovered, so take an eco-friendly kayak tour and count the turtles as you paddle along.
Fort Myers in the southwest, and its surrounding network of beautiful islands, really allow you to get back to nature and see some of Florida’s famous wildlife in its natural habitat. The area is home to a selection of picturesque beaches that have become the habitat for everything from birds to sea turtles, and you can even try your hand at a spot of deep sea fishing. Head over to Sanibel Island and hop on a Captiva Islands cruise to see dolphins swimming in their natural habitat.
All of these beaches are located within a manageable 2-3 ½ hour drive from busy Sanford Airport. And with the hustle and bustle of cities such as Orlando along the way, there’s plenty to see as you go. If you’d like the freedom to balance lazing on the beach with the adrenalin-fuelled hit of a world class theme park – or are just looking for a stopover location on your way to the coast – Cosmos offers to twin centres in Florida could be the perfect option. Twin Centre holidays are a fantastic way to include a number of destinations on your trip, letting you mix and match Gulf Coast and Orlando options to create your perfect family break.
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