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Orlando’s convenient location makes going to the beach easy and fun, with beaches to the East and West just a short drive away. Here we’ve provided listings on both coasts—arranged from closest to Orange Lake to farthest away.

East Coast  West Coast 


East Coast

The East Coast of Florida has beautiful beaches with typically light beige-colored sand, and cooler Atlantic water that's more of a navy color to the north and aqua in the central and south, with high waves that are great for surfing.

Jetty Park, Port Canaveral
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 70 miles
Not many vacationers know about the fine, white sand beaches here. You'll also discover great saltwater fishing from a 1,200-foot lighted fishing pier.

For more information, visit www.jettypark.com.

Cocoa Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 71 miles
Breathe in salty air and feel the sand between your toes at this popular beach on the Atlantic.

Visit www.cocoabeach.com for more information.

New Smyrna Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 76 miles
New Smyrna offers a clean, pretty setting where you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, surfing, jet skiing, wind surfing, fishing and shell collecting.

For more information, visit www.newsmyrnabeachonline.com.

Daytona Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 77 miles
Known as the "World's Most Famous Beach."

For more information, go to visitdaytona.com.

Ormond Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 83 miles
For a family friendly beach, here's a quiet stretch that's ideal for walking and taking in the scenery.

For more information, visit www.ormondchamber.com.

Melbourne Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 87 miles
Experience pristine beaches and grassy dunes in the tranquil atmosphere of Melbourne Beach.

For more information, go to http://www.melbournebeachfl.org.

Vero Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 101 miles
For a nice beach to take your family, Vero Beach is quiet and pristine.

For more information, go to http://vero-beach.fl.us.

St. Augustine Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 131 miles
"The Oldest City in the U.S.," St. Augustine is a place with historic charm and magnificent ocean views.

For more information, go to www.oldcity.com and click on the links "Local Information" to "Beaches."

Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 201 miles
If you have some extra time before, during or after your vacation at Orange Lake Orlando, Amelia Island is a nice detour with 13 miles of uncrowded beaches, powdery dunes and deep blue Atlantic water.

For more information, go to www.ameliaisland.com.

 

West Coast

The West Coast of Florida has captivating beaches with a gorgeous shade of Caribbean blue and green water from the Gulf of Mexico and some of the whitest, sugar-fine sand in the world. Gulf temperatures are typically warm, and the surf usually mild.

Clearwater Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 89 miles
Known for beautiful beaches and picturesque sunsets, Clearwater also holds the record for the most days of sunshine (361).

For more information, visit www.beachchamber.com.

Treasure Island, St. Petersburg
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 95 miles
Considered one of the whitest and widest beaches in Florida, Treasure Island offers countless beach activities and watersports you can enjoy.

For more information about Treasure Island, follow the links from www.beachdirectory.com.

Madeira Beach / John's Pass
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 94 miles
Locals affectionately call it "Mad Beach" because of its fun atmosphere.

For more information about Madeira Beach, follow the links from www.beachdirectory.com.

Redington Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 95 miles
Plenty of space to spread out and plenty of room for the kids to play.

For more information about Redington Beach, visit http://tampabaybeaches.com/redingtonbeach.htm.

Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 97 miles
Located at the entrance to Tampa Bay, this 900-acre park features two beautiful swimming beaches and two fishing beaches, as well as a picnic shelter and museum fort.

For more information, please visit http://www.floridasbeach.com/bch_nat/
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Coquina Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 110 miles
Discover the charm of "Old Florida" at this beautiful beach located on the south end of Anna Maria Island.

To see more information and a photo gallery of Coquina Beach, please visit http://bestbeaches.org/coquinabeach/.

Lido Beach
Approximate distance from Orange Lake Orlando: 118 miles
Heading further south to Sarasota, Lido Beach offers miles of beautiful shoreline just beyond the world-famous St. Armands Circle shopping area.

For more information, click on www.bestbeaches.org/lidobeach/.





 
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