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Whether you head to the east or to the west, there are plenty of sunsoaked beaches to enjoy that are only an hour away from our villa in Haines City.

There are plenty of beaches to choose from on both coasts, so here are just a few of the plethora of the white sand havens that you can while away the day at.

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St. Pete's Beach

St. Pete's Beach, Tampa is only an hour away from our villa. It has award winning white sands and was voted the 7th best beach in the whole of the United States on Tripadvisor in 2018. St. Pete's Beach has the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach in America and offers not only sand and surf, but a wide range of watersports which include parasailing, windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand-up paddleboarding.


Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg is not far from St. Pete's beach; meaning it is near Tampa and only an hour from the villa. Clearwater has been consistently been rated as the best beach around Tampa and with it's white sands and clean seas, it is easy to see why. Clearwater not only has it's beautiful beach to keep you entetained but also the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where Winter the Dolphin lives. Winter is the star of the move Dolphin Tale and swims using a prosthetic tail. Besides watersports there is also the daily festival - Sunsets at Pier 60 which is well worth visiting.

Lido Key Beach, Sarasota

Two hours from our villa, you will find the Florida Keys. If you're willing to go the distance, then Lido Key is well worth the journey. Surrounded by fashionable shops, bars and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle, the fine white sand of Lido Key Beach and it's sparkling waters will not diappoint. The beach has excellent ammenities and watersports on offer, but the area is on the expensive side.

Cocoa Beach is one of our favourite beach destinations. On the east coast, it is just to the south of Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Centre. On launch days you can sit on the white sands of the beaches and watch as the human race continues to explore the mysteries of the cosmos. The beach itself has a variety of different attractions including airboat rides, deepsea fishing, kayak tours and there are also the standard watersports you might expect to find on offer. Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando and has some fantastic bars and restaurants where you can relax after a hard day of playing in the sand and surf.

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