Idyllic white beaches, edged with cerulean blue and bathed in golden sunshine.

Florida is famed for its beaches – swathes of white sand lapped by clear waters blessed with year round sunshine. Whether you’re looking for a secluded hideaway or a beach bustling with activity, there is something to suit everyone. Clearwater and St Pete Beach offer a wealth of activities and buzzing atmosphere. Naples and Longboat Key are more upmarket, offering fine dining and shops.

  • Just a two hour drive from Orlando is the resort of Clearwater Beach, a popular and lively spot on the state’s Gulf of Mexico coast
  • Head south along the coast and you will reach St Pete Beach, a quieter resort with miles of white sand beaches and a perfect destination if you are travelling with children
  • If you are seeking an upmarket beach destination offering high-end shopping and a spot of culture alongside the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches Naples is the ideal choice
  • Fort Lauderdale, a popular cruise port, is criss-crossed by miles of historic waterways and offers a charming riverside as well as a long white sand beach
  • Located on a 16 mile barrier island, upscale Palm Beach is a millionaire’s playground offers legendary resorts and beautiful white sand beaches

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Time difference:

GMT -5 hours


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Flying time to destination:

10 hours

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When to visit

Jan 21°c
Feb 23°c
Mar 25°c
Apr 28°c
May 31°c
Jun 32°c
Jul 33°c
Aug 33°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 29°c
Nov 26°c
Dec 22°c
Further climate information

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Captiva encompasses all you could desire from a family holiday destination. The beach is the whitest sand and the warm, turquoise sea shelves gently out from the shore, making it really safe for children.


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