In addition to the many attractions for families located in Orlando, there are many beaches within driving distance of the city. What makes this even better is that there are a number of top rated beaches along the coast that visitors can reach in less than 3 hours by car.
Clearwater Beach, located on the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, is 3 miles long, and consistently makes the list of top beaches in Florida. It is a 2 hour drive from Orlando. Beachgoers at Clearwater Beach have many activities to choose from, from swimming to beach volleyball and parasailing. There are also many concession areas and washrooms to ensure that families are comfortable.
Siesta Key, roughly 2 and a half hours from Orlando, is another beach that continually makes the list of top beaches in Florida. Siesta Key is a very family friendly beach on the Gulf Coast that offers picnic areas, and many watersport activities.
There are a number of top beaches located on the Atlantic Coast as well that visitors can reach in less than 2 hours. Visitors from the Orlando are can reach New Smyrna Beach and Melbourne Beach with many family-friendly activities and great restaurants to choose from.