We are an english family who will be spending 2 weeks in florida in october this year. The first week will be in Orlando at theme parks, the second week we are still deciding. In the past we have been to Captiva Island and loved every minute. This year we are maybe going back there but also considering a new experience and thinking of Cocoa beach.
Our boys will be 7, 9 and 11 and have got experience of waves (Cornwall surfing waves and Atlantic Canary Island waves). My Dad has told me that the Atlantic coast in Florida can be very dangerous.
The last time we were in Captiva was 3 years ago and there were hurricanes nearby which made very big waves. The kids loved it but at times we thought it was too dangerous as there were undercurrents.
Any information on safety/lifeguards etc would be really helpful.