The 5 Best Beaches in Florida for Families

The best beaches in Florida for families tour are the perfect place for a summer vacation. I have compiled a great list of family travel beaches in Florida. It will help you to plan your next tour with kids.

The 5 Best Beaches in Florida for Families

Florida beach’s soft white sand is the perfect companion to the great turquoise water, making the perfect atmosphere for enjoyment and relaxation.

The Florida beaches are beautiful and attractive, but it has concession stands, including beer and wine, tennis court, a playground, hiking trails, large parking lots and more fun activities for you and your families.

1. Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a great beach of Florida State. It has best kept secrets and is known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and laid-back vibes. 

  • There’s no need to up a boat there, the island is just a 15 minute drive from Bradenton as it’s connected with a bridge. 
  • Anna Maria Island is located on the Central Gulf Coast, It has a lot to offer things to do for families. 
  • The island is about 7 miles long and it’s lined by beautiful beaches all the way along the coast. 
  • There are some couples that steal the spotlight including Bayfront Park Beach, Manatee Beach, and Coquina Beach. 
  • Coquina and Manatee Beach are perfect places for family tours: There is always a lifeguard patrol, and you will find a lot of attractive amenities nearby including restrooms and cafes. 
  • There is fun on Anna Maria Island as a family including the aquarium, Coquina Baywalk, the city pier, and more fun things.
  • Also, you can explore Historic Bridge Street, ride bicycles on rent, and even go on a wildlife-watching boat trip. Going on a boat trip is a favorite for the children, but some are not suitable for kiddos. 

2. Clearwater Beach

The Beach is located along the city of Clearwater on the Gulf Coast, about 23 miles west of Tampa. 

  • Clearwater Beach is considered to be one of the most popular beaches in Florida.
  • It is famous for a very wide beach with soft white sand.
  • There is a perfect place for relaxing, playing and enjoying the sun set and surfing.
  • Places around Clearwater Beach are great for family outings.
  • Here even some amusement park rides along Pier 60. 
  • Before two hours to sunset until and two hours after sunset, the pier hosts Sunsets at Pier 60 every day.
  • The event features performers, vendors, rides and of course great views of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.   
  • They have bordered a wide sidewalk where walking and bicycling is regular.
  • The path connects south to Sand Key Park and Indian Rocks Beach. The path leads east to Causeway Boulevard with lovely panoramic views of Clearwater Bay.
  • Water activities are an enjoyable part of Clearwater park. 
  • A great family trip is to tour the nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium. 
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium was featured in the movie Dolphin Tale and has many dolphins, sea turtles, otters and other aquatic animals.
  • There are a lot of restaurants near Clearwater Beach that are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner including even Crabby’s Dockside food. Also, which features excellent fresh seafood dishes like crab cakes and groupers.
  • Clearwater Beach has a popular Frenchy’s Restaurant, there are multiple locations around and these features Mahi Mahi, calamari, oysters, crab and much more. 

3. Cocoa Beach

If you are looking for a tourist place to take your family on vacation? then you can choose Cocoa Beach, Florida! 

  • The Cocoa Beach boardwalk has plenty of fun activities, shops and restaurants.
  • There are also a lot of the path, largest parks and other attractions nearby.
  • It is a large beach town that offers plenty of hotel guest rooms to relax and enjoy the sunset with white sand. 
  • The beach is a mile long, providing plenty of spots for every tourist. 
  • Whether you’re interested in sunbathing, swimming, surfing or fish catching, there will be something or something for you to enjoy at Cocoa Beach.
  • Also, it has plenty of fun activities to keep you busy. When you need to travel from the beach, take restaurants, eat, shop and visit museums.
  • There are a lot of fun attractions in Cocoa Beach that are perfect for a family trip. 
  • The Kennedy Space Center is one of the most popular places, which offers a range of things to do for people of all ages.
  • There also other popular attractions include the Cocoa Beach pier, the Ron Jon Surf Shop, the Brevard Zoo and much more.

4. Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park is one of the best beaches in Florida for families with kids. In this beach shallow and calm clearwater is the perfect place for kids to splash and play. Plus, Florida beaches have beginner snorkelers to dip their toes in the amazing snorkeling waters.

  • Big Pine Key located at mile marker 37 just off Bahia Honda State Park encom-pases the entire park with on site camping, picnic spots, kayaking, a snack shop and great restrooms.  
  • It’s the perfect area for things to do for a day of family fun activities.  
  • There are 3 beaches of Loggerhead, Calusaand and Sandspur. All beaches offer somewhat different attractions.
  • Loggerhead and Sandspur are located along the Atlantic Ocean side of the island with Loggerhead being the most popular place located nearby to the Old Bahia Honda Bridge. They provide all of the concessions and amenities nearby.  
  • Calusa Beach on both sides has the iconic scenery of Old Bahia Honda Bridge. It offers good snorkeling for children and beginners along the pier.
  • When you’re tired from traveling and you are short of relaxing on the beach. After renting a kayak, take a hike up to the bridge, cycle around the park. Also, you can join one of the snorkel trips out to Looe Key.  
  • All of the amenities, camping and all the other outdoor activities. So Bahia Honda beach is a perfect place for a family getaway with kids.

5. South Walton Beach

South Walton Beach is located along a 26-mile stretch of the Northwest Florida coast. The South Walton encompasses an exceptional strand of 16 distinct beach neighborhoods famous for their natural view beauty including turquoise waters and white sand of the beaches.

  • There is no seaweed, but the color of the water changes with the season. When I traveled it was perfectly blue with crystal clear clarity.
  • It takes a very active role in making sure of sea turtles.
  • Beach Sand Sculpting lesson was one of the favorite family-friendly activities to do in South Walton. 
  • Our kids declared it one of the best activities. The Beach Sand Sculptures is now the number 1 rated outdoor activity on TripAdvisor in Sandestin.
  • You can try your hand at stand up paddleboarding on Western Lake.
  • Also, you can catch a show at The Repertory Theatre at Seaside. Major attraction where The Truman Show was filmed.