Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Global Neighbours > UK Trip Planning Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-26-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
a jay
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 128

any advice on beaches

Never been to any of the beaches surrounding Orlando. Can anyone recommend a worthwhile beach for a day tip. Don't mind driving a couple of hours but not sure where to start looking. Any help would be great.
a jay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
MorningGlory
Space for rent
 
MorningGlory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 761

First of all, you have to decide if you want the Atlantic coast or the Gulf coast. The Atlantic is slightly nearer, but IMO the Gulf coast beaches are much nicer and the water is actually warm!

If you decide on the Gulf coast, there are several beaches on a fairly short stretch, all with their own merits. If you take Fort de Soto beach as a starting point (it's just South of St Petes beach) and work your way North you have...

Fort de Soto beach - rated the #1 beach in the whole of the USA.

St Petes Beach - only a couple of miles north of Fort de Soto.

Treasure Island - just a little further North again, and supposedly a hidden gem

Indian Rocks beach - another beach that's very highly spoken of

Clearwater beach - famous for its beachfront cafes selling grouper sandwiches, and plenty of watersport opportunities

These are all around a 1.5hr drive from Orlando
__________________
Paul

Our report of our first trip to the Mouse in June 2007

Never get in to an argument with a stupid person. They just bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
MorningGlory is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-26-2009, 09:12 AM   #3
scottish mum
We still have 2 posties in shorts
I'm still learning how to work it
 
scottish mum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,044

our favourite is clearwater beach. I think nearly all beaches on the gulf coast are nice.

We've also been to Daytona, on atlantic, and it was nice but there was lots of seaweed and generally just not as nice as over on the gulf coast
__________________
Natalie
DH ME DS 15 DS 11 DD 8
allstar movies 2000, 2002,2005,2006,2007
Disneyland Paris 1994, 1997, 2004, 2009
fort wilderness cabins september 2008
Beach Club October 2010



scottish mum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
Pooh's-Honey-Pot
Disney Bride June 19th 2006
 
Pooh's-Honey-Pot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 2,747

We usually take a day trip to Clearwater. Its about an hour and a half and absolutely beautiful. Water is lovely and warm, and plenty of loungers for hire.
__________________
Sonya and dogs Wilbur & Milly

Disney trips:- 1989 - WDW Off Site; 1990 - DLR off site; 1997 - Disneyland Paris off site; 1997 -WDW off site; 2002 - WDW off site; 2003 - WDW off site; 2005 - WDW AS Movies; 2006 - WDW CBR (Disneymoon and Disney Wedding Pavillion Bride!); 2007 -DLR off site; 2008 - WDW POFQ; 2009 - DCL-A week on the Disney Magic (Western) + WDW POFQ; 2010 - Disneyland Paris Hotel Cheyenne; 2010 - WDW Saratoga Springs Resort / Universal RPR 2010 -Pop Century; 2012 - Fantasy cruise

Take a peek at my 2009 reviews "But We Haven't Lost Last Years Weight Yet"! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post32039625
Check out my 2008 food report "Gluttony . . . Pure Gluttony" http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1837106
2010 food review - "The Piggies are back . . . and this time they're hungry" http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post38731959
Pooh's-Honey-Pot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
orlando



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Art the Greeter at the Beach Club Tink901 Countdowns and Live Reports 267 02-01-2011 03:20 PM
The 2009 Vero Beach Adoration and INFO thread MiaSRN62 DVC-Mousecellaneous 1502 01-18-2010 07:38 PM
Beaches at Cozemel and Grand Caymen TBBUCS1 Disney Cruise Line Forum 10 11-06-2009 11:23 AM
Coco Beach? dtripli Orlando Hotels and Attractions 7 05-03-2009 12:08 PM
Arrived yesterday, problem, looking for advice KimWDW Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 80 04-27-2009 03:47 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.