Discover Florida’s East Coast from colourful Miami to the historic Saint Augustine and experience some of the brimming beach towns and best beaches.
From cosmopolitan Miami to European-founded city of St. Augustin, the Sunshine State’s East Coast is brimming with beach towns. If you have time for a leisurely trip, visit them all via scenic State Road A1A, taking in the coast’s best attractions along the way.
Start your adventure in beautiful Miami. Step onto South Beach in the city’s Art Deco District and see what the ‘American Riviera’ is all about. Enjoy a Caipirinha cocktail in an al fresco café or soak up the sunshine on Key Biscayne beach – just 40 minutes away, but so tranquil it feels like another world – or venture to North Miami Beach. Go exploring in Wynwood Art District and Little Havana for exciting culture.
Take A1A north to Fort Lauderdale, where a spotless beach and a relaxed, elegant community awaits. The area’s many beaches are all worth your time, but Deerfield and Dania are likely to be quieter. Navigate the city by water taxi or take a boat tour past waterfront mansions on ‘Millionaire’s Row’.
Less than an hour north of Fort Lauderdale, discover Delray Beach, a peaceful seaside community with plenty of culture and without any high-rise buildings blocking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Palm Beach is then only 20 minutes to the north, and is a stylish counterpoint to Delray, offering high-end shopping along palm-lined Worth Avenue and culture at Flagler Museum, a Gilded Era estate showcasing period art and decor.
Nestled along Florida’s Space Coast, Cocoa Beach is a sweet surf town with a nostalgic vibe and major attractions nearby. Take a surfing lesson on the beach, visiting famous Ron Jon Surf Shop for wave-riding supplies first. Tour Kennedy Space Centre just up the coast in Titusville; dozens of immersive exhibits, NASA artifacts and unforgettable experiences are offered here. The centre shares Merritt Island with a national wildlife refuge, which is bordered to the north by the Canaveral National Seashore.
Continue north to New Smyrna Beach and discover miles of pristine white sand and tumbling tides make for an irresistible playground. But step beyond the surf and you’ll discover cutting edge cuisine, a proud history as the second-oldest city in Florida, a thriving arts scene, an iconic Lighthouse and a charming downtown.
Less than an hour north of New Smyrna discover Daytona Beach, offering a blend of dining, sports, entertainment, and a beautiful beach setting. It has something for everyone along its 23 miles of world-famous Atlantic Ocean Shoreline. It is the only beach where cars are allowed to drive on the sand.
Then take A1A north to Saint Augustine, where a city rich in history awaits. Here, the blend of Spanish, English and American cultures come alive. Among the many points of interest is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a fortress which served as the city’s outer defences. Visit the Lightner Museum, which is among the most unique, featuring an intriguing array of items, from shrunken heads and mummies to stunning collections of stained glass and crystal. Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, housed in the Castle Warden built in 1887, it is the first permanent Ripley’s collection.
Head south on I-95 from Saint Augustine and then west on I-4 from Daytona Beach toward Orlando, a sprawling city celebrated for its theme parks, resorts, shopping, dining, and many other amusements. Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista offers four theme parks, two water parks and dozens of additional attractions, from themed hotels to downtown shopping plazas. For cinematic adventure, visit Universal Orlando, where The Wizarding World of Harry Potter enchants.
Please find our suggested length of stays below:
Miami: 2-4 nights
Fort Lauderdale: 2-3 nights
Delray Beach and West Palm Beach: 1-2 nights
Cocoa Beach: 2 nights
New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach: 1-2 nights
Saint Augustine: 1-2 nights
Orlando: 2-5 nights
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Just two miles north of Port Everglades, you can experience Fort Lauderdale's landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and brick paved path. Across the street, visit luxury hotels, and enjoy Fort Lauderdale shopping or dining or a narrated 90-minute amphibious tour ...
The Palm Beaches are set along 47 miles of golden-sand beaches and home to a diverse collection of 39 cities and towns. From Jupiter/Tequesta to the north and Highland Beach/Boca Raton to the south. Notable destinations include Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, Singer Island, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington, and western communities near Lake Okeechobee. Immerse yourself in the colourful culture and nightlife of West Palm Beach. Soak up the unspoiled beauty of Jupiter. Travel back in time to the Gilded Age in historic Palm Beach. Sample the boundless art and culinary treasures of Boca Raton. And in between, dozens more await your visit—from funky Delray Beach to the golf haven of Palm Beach Gardens, home of the PGA. Kick off your flip-flops and make yourself at home.
Recognised as a playground for the rich and famous and best known for its sophisticated elegance and genuine hospitality, the destination boasts high-end shopping, museums, upscale spas, polo, and golf - all surrounded by the glamorous warmth of South Florida’s picturesque setting.
Cocoa Beach beaches, with 72 miles of sun-bronzed Atlantic shoreline, are known for their stellar waves. You will find professional surfers practicing their moves throughout the beaches in Cocoa Beach, and maybe you will be inspired to take a lesson. It’s been called the quintessential beach town, and Cocoa Beach, an hour’s drive east of Orlando on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast. It offers endless ways to enjoy recreation and leisure. Whether you are planning a family beach vacation, leisure travel, a business trip, a weekend getaway, or just a day at the beach, you’ll find everything you need in Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast area to make your stay one to remember. Take a surfing lesson on the beach, visiting famous Ron Jon Surf Shop for wave-riding supplies first. Tour Kennedy Space Centre just up the coast in Titusville; dozens of immersive exhibits, NASA artifacts and unforgettable experiences are offered here.
Offering a blend of dining, sports, entertainment and a beautiful beach setting, Daytona Beach has something for everyone along its 23 miles of world-famous Atlantic Ocean shoreline. Visitors can enjoy the sunshine, visit Museums, surf the waves, and explore some of the most beautiful natural resources. Fun for race fans, friends and families, Daytona Beach boasts resorts, attractions and the Daytona International Speedway and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Experience the banked turns of this famous track first-hand, behind the steering wheel of a race car with NASCAR Racing Experience. In the Daytona Beach area, you will find family-friendly entertainment at any pace, with outdoor adventures including surfing, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing or an eco-boat tour.
Founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, St. Augustine is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the "Nation’s Oldest City." Visit St. Augustine and dive into more than four centuries of history that owes much to the Spanish and English, to Greeks and Native Americans and African Americans. Stroll the narrow lanes, enter the many museums, visit landmarks such as Castillo de San Marcos, Ponce de Leon's "Fountain of Youth," and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse.
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