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Explore the Top Beaches in Florida Close to Orlando

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It’s always beach weather in Florida! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best beaches to check out near Orlando. There’s nothing like the East coast. Here are some of our favorite beaches near Orlando to check out this weekend:

This beach is a little under an hour from Orlando. It’s most known for being on Florida’s Space Coast. It’s the perfect combination of sun, sea, and space. This beach also has the world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and a pier that extends 800 feet into the ocean.

Parking:
Parking meters $2.50/hour or $10/day
Here is a link for more parking information.

This beach is a little over an hour away from Orlando but worth the drive for its 17-mile stretch of white, sandy beach. It’s a popular attraction for surfers because it offers some of the finest wave action on the east coast.

Parking:
You can drive your vehicle on the beach with a parking pass. Click here for more information.

This beach is a little farther away and best for a weekend getaway. It’s been named the #1 beach in the U.S. and #11 in the world by the 2020 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. It has water sports, nightlife, places to eat, white sand that stays cool, and so many more things to enjoy.

Parking:
There’s a huge parking lot with free parking. There’s also a tips only transportation and Siesta Key trolley. Click here for more information.

This is the beach escape you didn’t know you needed. Daytona Beach is full of fun things to do. There’s a boardwalk with rides and games, a lighthouse, tons of restaurants, shops, and the Daytona International Speedway.

Parking:
On-beach parking and tons of off-beach parking. Check out this website for more information.

This beach is a little less crowded in a small town. It sits between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. You can access the beach through parks and dune crossovers. This is the beach to go to if you want a day of peace and relaxation.

Parking:
You can park at the beach parks on this website.

How we can support the black community

If you are looking for ways to support the black community in Orlando, check out our blog with a list of local black-owned businesses.

Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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