Take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and visit one of Florida's stunning beaches.
Daytona Beach is famous for its beaches and motorsport but with a large variety of shopping and nightlife, it has much more to offer in the way of
activities and entertainment for people of all ages.
It's easy to see why the Daytona and New Smyrna Beach areas are considered among some of the best in the world. Breath taking beauty with a 500 foot low tide wide beach
and loads of water related fun.
There is a diversity of beach uses from the Natural Beach areas where the dune habitats are mostly intact and therefore have a higher concentration of turtle nests, the
Transitional Beach areas that have a mixture of natural dunes and some beach seawalls with fewer turtle nests to the Urban Beach areas where you will find the majority of
off-beach development and the higher public population.
The 480-acre Daytona International Speedway boasts the most diverse schedule of motorsports on the planet. Great races such as the season-opening
NASCAR Sprint Cup to 'The Great American Race' - the Daytona 500 every February provides the largest audiences in motorsport.
The track was built in 1958 by NASCAR founder William France Sr. to host racing that was being held at the former Daytona Beach Road Course and was designed to give fans a
better view of the cars and for the cars to run at higher speeds.
In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity the Speedway grounds are used for civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing
and even police motorcycle training. Barely a week goes by without something happening at Daytona International Speedway.
Located on a barrier island that's nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon, Cocoa Beach is one of the closest beaches to
Orlando. A pleasent change from the theme parks and a great day trip destination.
This truly is a unique place to visit. Where else in the world can you choose between watching a space launch from the beach, Dolphins frolic in the waves or manatees
lolling in the canals?
In addition to being close to the Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach is minutes from Port Canaveral. Florida's fastest growing port which is home to the Royal Caribbean,
Carnival and Disney cruise lines. Embark the world class cruise terminals to exotic destinations.
Clearwater Beach boasts miles of sugar white sands, stunning natural beauty, sparkling waterways and dramatic sunsets.
Sunset at Pier 60 is a nightly celebration which is simply a time when the city pauses to watch the many spectacular sunsets. The events on pier 60 are free with family friendly
artists, craft makers, street performers and live musical entertainment. There are also many places to treasure hunt in the pier shops.
A must see whilst your visiting Clearwater is the Marine Aquarium, this aquarium is one of only eight facilities authorized to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals in the US.
Sick and injured marine mammals get to shelter here until they recover enough to be returned to their natural habitat. Pay a visit to the world renowned painting dolphin, Sunset
Sam and get personal "hands on" encounters with bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters and sting rays.
Anna Maria Island.
On Florida's west coast between the Gulf of Mexico and the southern part of Tampa Bay you will find the barrier island of Anna Maria. This is a
sleepy, hidden Gem that provides a rare slice of Old Florida.
This entire 7 mile long slice of heaven is a bird sanctuary surrounded by beautiful white-sandy beaches. Wild parrots, sand pipers, hawks and multiple types of cranes
and herons share this paradise with nesting loggerhead sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, manatees and yes, humans.
There are three main parts to Anna Maria Island. To the north there is the city of Anna Maria, which is a friendly residential community. Central is the larger city of
Holmes Beach which is the commercial centre of the island with three miles of gorgeous white, sandy beaches. Lastly but not least is Bradenton Beach, strict regulations
have governed the types of businesses and buildings allowed on the island so much of the old Florida charm is still evident around the southern tip of the island.
With year round sunshine and a warm tropical climate Anna Maria Island is a stunning place to visit, you may even feel like you have journeyed back in time.
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