Best Florida Beach Towns for Family Vacations

There are too many Florida beach towns to count! Which ones are the best for family vacations? Find out with our guide of family-friendly beach towns!


Are you looking for a spot to bring the family for a relaxing, fun vacation? In Florida, there’s no shortage of beach towns. Each has a unique appeal, whether it’s for young people to have fun or for families to unwind. We’ve compiled a list of the best Florida beach towns for family vacations that offer sun, sand, attractions, and fun for all ages!


St. Augustine

America’s oldest city is also one of its most family-friendly vacation destinations. St. Augustine is perhaps Florida’s most beautiful city in terms of architecture, with historic buildings in French, Spanish, and English styles that will make you feel like you’re in Europe. Of course, it also has plenty of beaches to enjoy as well as one of Florida’s most vibrant arts communities and a wealth of museums for entertainment and history.


The 30A

We’re cheating a little bit here by including the 30A, which offers multiple beach towns, but it’s one of the best areas for family vacations. The 30A is a stretch of highway between Panama City and Destin, home to numerous seaside towns and beautiful must-visit beaches.


Within the 30A, you won’t find giant hotels or massive condo units—here, locals and tourists take things a little more slowly and quietly with the area’s excellent restaurants, boutiques, and golf courses.


Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is a little livelier than some other places, but that’s because there’s so much to do for families! Stroll along the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, which is filled with restaurants and shops, or take the kids to the Daytona Lagoon waterpark! And, of course, there’s always the Daytona International Speedway, a bucket-list item for every racing fan.


Delray Beach

Delray Beach is one of the smaller vacation towns, but there’s no lack of things to do and see. Along with stunning beaches, Delray Beach has tons of unique attractions, such as the Pineapple Grove Arts District, Sandoway Discovery Center, the Morikami Museum, and the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, full of wildlife!


Cocoa Beach

One of the big appeals of Cocoa Beach is that it’s an hour away from Disney World, so it’s accessible for day trips and a calming place to take it easy after busy, fun-filled days at Disney. Cocoa Beach also has plenty of wildlife to see, from manatees to dolphins, and it’s even near Cape Canaveral. Who knows; maybe you’ll see a space shuttle launch during your visit!


Those are just a few of the best Florida beach towns for family vacations you can try, but there are so many more! Which beach town will your family choose for your next vacation?