The Best Florida Beaches for Families Close to Westgate Properties

Jun 28, 2017

Happy Family Frolicking on a Beach | Westgate Resorts
By N. Huggins

As fall rolls in and the temps begin to dip in the rest of the country, Florida is still bringing in the heat with an average high around 83F (28C), making great weather for a visit to its family friendly shores. During your vacation at your home resort or another Westgate property in the Sunshine State, take your pick from any of these popular beaches all within driving distance from our resorts. At Westgate we make weekend getaways in Florida a snap with awesome Florida vacation deals and quick access to these awesome beaches!

Cocoa Beach, FL

Stretched along 800 feet of Atlantic Ocean shoreline on Florida's Space Coast, Cocoa Beach is known as the “East Coast Surfing Capital!" Adding to its charm, are plenty of fabulous restaurants, bars, gift shops, live music and entertainment that surround the historic landmark. With so many things to do in Cocoa Beach, you may never want to leave! And remember, our new Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort also features a real, live beach water park!

Closest Westgate properties: Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort (0.0 miles), Westgate Leisure Resort (58.9 miles), Westgate Blue Tree Resort (60.2 miles), Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa (59.2 miles), Westgate Palace Resort (59.3 miles)

South Beach, FL

Well known for its vibrant nightlife, eclectic dining, shopping, trendy clubs, art deco masterpieces, and celebrity sightings, the man-made beach stretches along the Atlantic Ocean. It really is the best spot to view the Miami cityscape!

Closest Westgate property: Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort (0 miles)

Clearwater Beach, FL

Think gorgeous white sand and clear crystal water when you imagine Clearwater Beach. Rent a cabana or umbrella along the beach, savor the local cuisine, live music and shops, and walk the Beach Walk Promenade, always bustling with fun activities for the entire family.

Closest Westgate property: Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa (88.6 miles), Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa (89.0 miles), Westgate Towers Resort (89.0 miles)

Siesta Key Beach, FL

Visit the quartz sand of Siesta Key! Whether you stroll, collect shells, take a dip, kayak or explore the tranquil Gulf waters aboard a catamaran, this family favorite even comes with beachside picnic areas and playgrounds.

Closest Westgate properties: Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa (121 miles), Westgate Towers Resort (121 miles), Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa (120 miles), Westgate Leisure Resort (129 miles)

Key West Beaches, FL

Just off the coast of mainland Florida, Key West is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Notable landmarks like Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, features a fort overlooking the gorgeous beach at the south end of the park – great for glass bottom kayaks, snorkeling, fishing, bike riding and picnicking. Discover for yourself why our Miami Beach destination has quickly become the premier location for Miami Beach oceanfront hotels!

Closest Westgate property: Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort (171 miles)

With the best pet friendly hotels Florida has to offer and the greatest selection of Florida weekend getaways, it's no wonder thousands choose Westgate as their top choice for orlando Florida resorts, and Florida resorts in general!

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