Orlando Beaches

Distance to Orlando Beaches


orlando beaches

You would be surprised to know how close Orlando is from the beaches.  By living in Orlando, you live near enough for the beaches but still have affordable homeowners insurance rates.


When you own a home close to the beach the insurance rates are much higher.


In Central Florida you are no more than 30-60 minutes from Orlando Beaches on Florida’s east coast on the Atlantic Ocean. You will experience incredible sunrises, and ocean waves great for surfing on the east coast.  The two main beach areas are located in Brevard and Volusia County.


Brevard County Beaches


Cocoa Beach:  Cocoa Beach is the most accessible of the Orlando Beaches.  Once you are on the Beachline Expressway or State Road 528 you head directly east  into Port Canaveral with all the cruise ships then onto A1A for the beach. Cocoa Beach has a lot to offer. The Pier for fishing, basking in the sun, or swimming in the ocean to your heart’s content.


Lake Nona or Lee Vista are east Orlando communities close to the Beachline Expressway that make commuting a breeze.  Wedgefield is even closer and on the very eastern edge of Orange County.


Satellite Beach:  This is located south of Cocoa Beach.  It may be worth the extra drive to have less crowds and “quiet” in between the fighter planes flying over to Patrick’s Air Force Base nearby.


Cape Canaveral Beach:  If you are looking for All Natural Beach, look no further.  No high rises, nothing but blue skies and sand dunes.  Cape Canaveral is home to NASA Space Center. You can tour the museum or drive through Natural Habitat reserve there too spotting wildlife.   Sand is soft the beaches are like Cocoa Beach, just not that wide.


Volusia County Beaches


New Smyrna Beach:   This beach is wide, with hard packed sand so you can ride your bike up and down the beach.   Because the beach is wide you have a lot more elbow room. You can drive on the northern sections of the beach or surf.  New Smyrna beach has been known to be the shark capital, but I have only seen dolphins in the water.


Deltona and Deland will be close to Volusia County Beaches.


North Cape Canaveral Beach:  You can access the north end in Volusia County.  Its not populated.  The beach is wide, natural, no high rises.  You have to pay for access to the park, which has bathrooms available.  You can rent Kayaks at JB Fish Camp to navigate the inlet and mangroves that parallel this beach.



Daytona Beach:  One of the world’s well known beaches for its Spring Break legacy, Bike Week, and NASCAR racing.  Daytona also offers driving on the beach in designate areas, with high rise condos, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment for all to enjoy.


Dog Beaches


Dogs are not allowed on Brevard or Volusia County Beaches except at Canova Beach and Smyrna Dunes Park.  Pets must be on a leash, but can play in the water or hang out with you under an umbrella.


Au Naturale Beaches Cape Canaveral


Playlinda Beach parking lot #13 to be exact, is known for nude sunbathing.  Apollo Beach parking lot #5 has nude sunbathing.  Both are located on Cape Canaverals federally protected shoreline. Watch out as both areas are somewhat tolerate by law enforcement, because nude sunbathing is not legal and arrests have been made.


When purchasing a home, call Buyers Broker of Florida 407-539-1053.   We make sure you are aware of all the features Orlando has to offer, even Orlando Beaches.

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