Disney and Florida beach holiday on the Gulf Coast

(10 Posts)
sophiesmum10 Sun 09-Mar-14 22:37:56

We are planning a holiday to Florida in May/June and would like some advice. We have 2 children age 2 and 4 and would like to do Disney for 2 days and relax on a beach for a week or so. What can everyone recommend? We would prefer a beach with calmer waters and maybe a few activities nearby that the children would like. Thanks everyone.

Johnogroats Sun 09-Mar-14 22:52:37

We have booked for August. We are doing Disney followed by 4 days in Clearwater. Someone on here recommended it. We are staying at the Sandpearl. It is on the Gulf Coast....roll on August! Our boys are 7 and 9 and it will be our first trip there as a family.

iamusuallybeingunreasonable Sun 09-Mar-14 22:53:50

Hire a car and take a week on the keys, it's so lovely, quiet but beautiful

sophiesmum10 Sun 09-Mar-14 22:55:46

Brilliant. Thank you. I'll have a look at these suggestions tomorrow smile.

MOSagain Mon 10-Mar-14 18:51:44

Clearwater is lovely, we stayed at the pelican suites last year, right opposite a lovely beach. For Kids the captain nemo pirate trip is a must

sophiesmum10 Mon 10-Mar-14 22:17:54

Clearwater looks lovely. I've heard the sea can be a little rough on the Gulf Coast though - does anyone know if this is true? Thanks everyone.

lessonsintightropes Tue 11-Mar-14 00:28:22

Seaside on the Gulf Coast is beautiful (it's where they filmed the Truman Show), lovely beaches and sea was fine when we went.

sophiesmum10 Wed 12-Mar-14 18:28:18

Brilliant. Thanks everyone.

ihatethecold Fri 14-Mar-14 19:12:23

The sea is very calm on the gulf coast.
I have stayed in Clearwater on sand key at the marriot suites. This was great for us as a family because we had a separate living room. The kids could go to sleep before us.
You have amazing views over the bay of the dolphins and it's a 5 min walk to the beach.

We have also stayed further down the coast at treasure island at a place called Sunset Vistas.
Right on the beach and with 2 proper bedrooms and a full kitchen .

Our bedroom looked out over the beach. Just amazing.

iseenodust Sat 15-Mar-14 14:48:10

We went a bit further south on the gulf coast to Fort Myers. Nice sandy beaches & known for wildlife. Also very close to Sanibel & Captiva if you want to see how the other half live. There were some good playgrounds with water features and crazy golf is big!

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