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!
Where to stay on the Gold Coast
With intricate canals and waterways and over 4,000 restaurants, Fort Lauderdale has been dubbed the ‘Venice of America’ and rightly so. With upscale shopping, fine dining and sun-soaked beaches, this is a glorious place to kick back and enjoy some gelato.
The most charming corner of the Sunshine State is without a doubt, St Augustine, known as ‘America’s Oldest City’. It’s just two hours’ away from the thrills of Orlando, yet the centuries-old fort, horse-drawn carriages and pretty cobbled streets take you on a captivating journey through history.
Located on the stunning Atlantic Coast, Hammock Beach offers the ultra-relaxed but premium holiday vibe. Not far from America’s ‘Oldest Town’ of St Augustine, it’s home to top-notch golf, water sports and a 6-acre water park. You perfect family holiday starts here.
Nestled between the engine-revving Daytona Beach and planet-orbiting Kennedy Space Centre, New Smyrna Beach offers up a decidedly more easygoing vibe than its neighbours.
An hour’s drive from Orlando and a stone’s throw away from the Kennedy Space Centre and Brevard Zoo, this quintessential coastal town is where swathes of sandy beach and bath-warm seawater make for a blissful sunshine escape. The best in the universe, we’d say.
Tranquil and charming, one of the last remaining fishing villages set at the northern tip of the Treasure coast region of Indian River County, Vero Beach encompasses undeveloped beaches of endless white sand, a surf culture and an old Florida feel.
Daytona Beach is so much more and a holiday destination in its own right. Known for its boardwalk and pier with numerous arcades, as well as the renowned Speedway NASCAR races in February, Daytona is well worth a visit for any car enthusiast.
With 13 miles of immaculate beaches, tranquil waters and wildlife aplenty, just when you think it can't get anymore spectacular, it does!
The PGA Tour and Players Championship are played at TPC Sawgrass, home of the famous 17th-hole island green.
Hotels in Gold Coast Beaches
Essential information for Gold Coast Beaches
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