Florida is synonymous with crystal clear waters, sparkling white sand beaches, palm trees and lots of sunshine. It is, after all, the Sunshine State.
So what better way to spend your family vacation than at a fabulous Florida family beach resort.
There are so many Florida beaches for families that it can be difficult to choose just one. But with this list you’ll be able to find the best Florida beach resort that’s right for you.
10. Tradewinds Island Grand, St. Pete Beach
There’s fun for all the family at this large, stylish resort that’s right on one of the best Florida beaches for families.
All rooms have a little kitchen area; handy for rustling up snacks for the troops, but there are also 4 on-site restaurants to choose from! As well as the white sand beach on the doorstep, there are 5 outdoor pools, a water slide, paddleboats, tennis courts and lots more!
There is even a babysitting service if you want to head out for some adult only time. For family evening fun, there are movies shown at the pool or you can stroll to St Pete Beach’s many restaurants.MORE INFO
9. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island
The JW Marriott is arguably the best Florida beach resort in Marco Island. Not only is it on a pristine white sand beach but it’s filled with activities and entertainment for the whole family.
There are 3 pools to choose from, plus 2 golf courses and a range of other sports facilities. If you get hungry, choose from one of the 10 on-site restaurants, including casual options.
The spacious family rooms are elegantly designed with marble bathrooms, balconies and refrigerators. Kids will love the pools and kids’ club!MORE INFO
8. Opal Sands, Clearwater Beach
With superb ocean view rooms, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this family friendly hotel has a large white sand beach right on its doorstep.
The spacious family rooms and suites all have balconies where you can relax and watch wild dolphins playing in the Gulf. There’s a large zero-entry pool with fountains and this Florida family beach resort also has firepits where you can relax at night.
Situated right in the hub of Clearwater Beach, home to one of the best Florida beaches for families, there are plenty of restaurants and attractions within walking distance. There’s even a marine aquarium nearby.MORE INFO
7. Sunset Key Cottages, Key West
Experience island living in your own fabulous cottage at this luxury private island resort at one of the best Florida beaches for families.
Kids will love hopping on board the ferry to get there and playing in the shallow turquoise waters on the private white sand beach. The stylish cottages are spacious, with plenty of room for your family to spread out, and there is a family friendly pool and tennis courts.
This Florida family beach resort is also just a short ferry ride to the Key West Aquarium.MORE INFO
6. Best Western St. Augustine Beach Inn, St. Augustine
If you’re looking for the best Florida beach resort in St. Augustine, then this Best Western is one of them.
Just steps from the beach, this Florida family beach resort offers spacious family rooms with modern furnishings and free wifi. There’s an outdoor pool with hot tub and your family can even start each day with a free breakfast!
There is plenty to see and do in the area, with the attractions in the Old Town and Spanish Quarter just a 10 minute drive away, and with free parking at the hotel it’s great value!MORE INFO
5. Discovery Beach Resort, Cocoa Beach
This Florida family beach resort has everything you need for a fantastic beach vacation.
The large suites offer all the amenities you could need, such as a kitchen, living room, balcony and plenty of space to spread out. The beach is just a 10 minute walk through a nature area and there’s an outdoor pool to relax in too. You can even hire beach equipment or play basketball!
This fantastic value Florida beach hotel also has an indoor game room and playroom to keep the kids entertained. As well as the on-site restaurant, there are plenty of family restaurants in the area.MORE INFO
4. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, Fort Myers Beach
Immerse yourself in island life at this Florida family beach resort on the beautiful Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach.
Featuring 3 outdoor pools, including a lagoon-style pool with waterfall and a separate kids’ pool, this fun hotel is located right on the soft white sands of one of the best Florida beaches for families.
Your family will be entertained with the many facilities, such as the kid’s club and game room. There is also a 6000 square foot spa and a ton of outdoor activities for your family to enjoy together. The family rooms have tropical decor and there are even two restaurants on site.MORE INFO
3. Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach
Arguably the best Florida beach resort for families in the Florida Panhandle, this fantastic hotel offers spacious rooms with microwaves and refrigerators, as well as balconies and wifi.
Being right on the beach, it’s easy to relax with kids and stay within reach of facilities. There’s a large outdoor pool, with lots of sun loungers and kids will love having their own fun pool with waterpark. The kids will also love the kids’ club and the game room.
There are 3 restaurants to choose from and in the evenings enjoy the daily live entertainment.MORE INFO
2. Acqualina Resort and Spa, Sunny Isles Beach
The best Florida beach resort in Sunny Isles Beach, the Acqualina Resort oozes luxury throughout all its fine facilities.
The 5 star resort is on one of the most spectacular Florida beaches for families, offering spacious family rooms with balconies, as well as 3 outdoor pools and a full service spa. There are also 3 on-site restaurants, with kid-friendly options available. Despite the opulent surroundings, this is a fabulous Florida family beach resort, with a state of the art kids’ club and babysitting services.
The famous Bal Harbor shops and restaurants are just a short drive away.MORE INFO
1. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Hollywood
With tropical decor, channeling Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back, relaxed island style, this Florida family beach resort is on one of the best Florida beaches for families and in one of the best locations!
There is plenty to do in this large resort, with 3 tropical pools and a surf simulator. Kids can chill out in the kids’ club after they’ve played themselves out on the white sand beach. Live music and fun is what this resort is all about and there are also 8 different restaurants to choose from.
With the boardwalk right outside, it’s a fabulous place for an evening stroll.MORE INFO