With 1,350 miles of sunny shoreline, Florida is blessed with a myriad of wow-factor beaches bursting with family fun.
The vast Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota has shallow waters, layers of white quartz – which stays cooler than sand, rarely burning little feet, and daily lifeguard protection. After a fiery sunset, families can even play on the sand in the moonlight, the sand is so reflective or join the Sunday drumming circle. Little ones can let loose in the new state of the art playground to the rear of the sands and older kids can let off steam on the volleyball courts, part of a US$21 million landscaping renovation that also includes a lookout terrace and picnic tables. Half-day kids summer camps are also available in sand sculpting, beach volleyball and junior lifeguarding.
Top beach adventure: Take to the water and learn how to sail with a number of local companies in Siesta Beach.