Gold Coast Beaches, Florida

Holidays in Gold Coast

Delve into the Gold Coast’s riches

Stretching from Palm Beach County to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, The Gold Coast is so-called because centuries-old coins have washed up here from Spanish Galleons. With the sun-kissed beaches, beautiful nature and cool cities, you can’t help but feel high on life!

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Essential Information for Gold Coast Beaches

Local time
+ 19hrs
American English
US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States
Flight information
Miami (MIA)
Direct flights
Flight schedule
Daily flights from across the UK
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Do I need a Visa?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

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Getting around

With clear signage and easy to drive roads, Florida makes a perfect destination to pick up driving stateside. What's more, with our Early Booking Offers, great insurance packages and free one-way rentals in Florida, Virgin Holidays offers the perfect flydrive holiday for you!

Highlights of the Gold Coast Beaches

Home to miles upon miles of sugar soft sand, the Gold Coast in Florida offers a generous slice of beach bliss. Here are its best attractions.

  • Enjoy a fabulous family break in Cocoa Beach, home to 72-miles of surf-perfect shoreline and variety of golden beaches.
  • Daytona Beach is home to 23 miles of sand; water sports and family-friendly beaches.
  • Hit the famous beaches of Miami for beach parties, festivals and A-list people watching.
  • Take a gondola tour of Fort Lauderdale, dubbed the ‘Venice of America’ and see the famous Millionaire’s Row.
  • Tour Miami’s Art Deco district and Espanola Way, a Spanish ‘village’ that appeared in Miami Vice.
  • Explore centuries old Spanish forts in St Augustine, America’s Oldest City or discover historic Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.
  • Take an airboat tour through the Everglades and spot crocodiles and manatees.
  • Enjoy a shrimping river cruise and eco-tours on Amelia Island.
  • Go scuba diving among shipwrecks off the coast of Vero Beach.
  • Enjoy tiptop golf courses at the PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach; World Golf Village in St Augustine and Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort in Ponte Vedra.
  • Pamper yourself with a radiance facial at W's Bliss® Spa in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Walk, eat and drink on a walking food tour in Miami or ale trail in Daytona Beach ale.
  • Enjoy grouper sandwiches and fresh conch on the Sunglow Fishing Pier in Daytona and seafood shacks of Hammock Beach.

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