There is no better choice for sunshine breaks than Florida beach holidays, as the state has some stunning stretches of coastline and all the facilities you could possibly need to ensure your time away is as relaxing as possible.
The only real difficulty you will have when booking family holidays in the Sunshine State is deciding exactly where to go, as there are so many great resorts to select from. You are almost certain to enjoy yourself wherever you opt for, but read on for details of five of the best destinations.
Key Largo is guaranteed to be a good choice, as the island has a number of top class, but affordable resorts on its coastline. Most have private beaches, spas and facilities for water sports, so you may find you never need to go anywhere else during your break.
But Key Largo is also a fantastic location for wildlife lovers and if you can tear yourself away from the sand, you will be able to take dolphin watching trips or explore the Everglades on an airboat.
Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida’s most popular tourist destinations and with 23 miles of beaches on the city’s coastline it is easy to understand why.
There is a wide range of low-cost accommodation within walking distance of the sand and plenty of facilities nearby, including beachfront restaurants and cafes, as well as places where you will be able to try windsurfing, sea fishing, snorkelling and paragliding.
Clearwater is another fantastic choice for a family holiday in the sun, as it is reputed to have the best beaches in the USA. Relaxing on the white sand here is guaranteed to be an enjoyable experience and you will also find there are plenty of activities for children, such as bike rides on the Pinellas Trail and visits to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
For a taste of life on a tropical island with deserted beaches, you should select Florida Keys for your break. There are thousands of islands in this archipelago, but head to the Islamorada group and you will find the perfect combination of isolation and modern facilities in the luxury resorts with private beaches and spas.
Another destination well worth considering for a family holiday in Florida is Cocoa Beach, where you will find a six-mile stretch of white sand that is popular with surfers and water sports enthusiasts. There is also plenty to do away from the beach, as Kennedy Space Centre and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge are both within easy travelling distance of the city.