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Which beach to stay near at end of Disney trip in Oct?

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Which beach to stay near at end of Disney trip in Oct?

Going to Disney mid-October and am thinking about having a beach option available for the last two nights of our stay (depending on weather). The plan would be to drive to the beach hotel Wed after having been to a disney park during the day so that we could spend Thursday all day by the water. We would stay two nights and then drive to the airport on Friday to catch our 6:00 p.m. flight.

So, I'm wondering about suggestions for what beach area to stay near - taking into consideration the times of day we will be driving, where we will be coming from and going to and the amount of time we have available. Thanks so much!!!!

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1. Re: Which beach to stay near at end of Disney trip in Oct?

You should check the Orlando forum for info on this. Depending on where you are staying its 45 min to Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic side and 1 1/2 hours to Clearwater beach on the gulf coast. The Atlantic side has larger seas, more surfers, boogie boards, body surfing. The gulf side is more out calm water, sunsets and seashells. Beaches are very wide on the gulf, much narrower and steeper on the Atlantic. From Cocoa Beach you can be at Orlando airport in about 40 minutes.

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2. Re: Which beach to stay near at end of Disney trip in Oct?

Hi,

We prefer Clearwater as our haven from the madness of Orlando. The water is warm and the beaches are quite stunning. You can also get to St Pete's quickly from Clearwater and the beachesthere are equally scenic.

Cheers,

Chris

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3. Re: Which beach to stay near at end of Disney trip in Oct?

There are tons and tons of threads on this. As mentioned, Cocoa Beach is 45 minutes from MCO, about 60 or 70 minutes from Disney. Within 2 hours, look between Vero and St Augustine on the east coast (preferably skipping Daytona) and anywhere in the Tampa Bay area on the west coast.

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