Ah sweet Florida, the sunshine state, known for so many things… racing, rockets, theme parks, alligators and of course stunning beaches!
A question guests ask often, “Are you close to the beach?”, “Yes, yes we are!”. If you’re in Florida you are likely no more than an 90 minutes from both the Atlantic or Emerald Gulf Coast and Kissimmee is no different! In fact, if you stay at Terra Verde Resort, you are approximately 90 minutes from both stunning coastlines!
Terra Verde Resort is located in Kissimmee which borders Orlando on the southeast side. If you’re looking for a break from the major theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios hop in your car and simply choose “east or west”, either direction you drive you’ll run into pristine ocean waters.
Choose east, and hit the Atlantic Coast which is full of excitement from Nascar® racing at Daytona International Speedway to rocket launches at Kennedy Space Center. Famous beaches with energized waves on the Atlantic are Canaveral National Seashore, Cocoa Beach or Melbourne Beach.
Pick west and head to the crystal clear waters of the emerald coast. The Gulf side feels a little more laid back with hundreds of miles of state parks, sandy white beaches, manatees and eco parks you could spend days at and still not explore all of they have to offer. Famous emerald views are Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, St. Pete’s and Treasure Island.
Either coast offers amazing chartered offshore fishing as well! Consider a wild trip in the deep blue sea!
Our top picks for the Atlantic Coast –
Visit “The Longest Stretch of Undeveloped Atlantic Coastline in Florida.” Reflect on a pristine undeveloped shoreline, explore a historic site, or experience the rumble of a rocket soaring into space. Canaveral National Seashore is located approximately 70 miles east of Terra Verde Resort.
Schedule your tour and visit the Air Force Space and Missile Museum and the public History Center! The museum displays numerous missiles, rockets and related space flight equipment and memorabilia at several buildings and nearby facilities. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is located approximately 66 miles east of Terra Verde Resort .
One of the most popular beaches on the east coast Cocoa Beach! 6 miles of waterfront, 3 ocean front parks, 27 hole public golf course, heated and cooled public pool and so much more! Cocoa beach is located approximately 72 miles east of Terra Verde Resort .
23 miles of sandy seashore. Catch the waves, swim the surf, hike and bike, explore the state parks and indulge in the local flavors from casual eateries to waterfront dinning! Daytona Beach is located approximately 79 miles northeast of Terra Verde Resort .
Daytona International Speedway, the World Center of Racing, hosts the area’s most popular automobile, go kart and motorcycle races. With sanctioned NASCAR races, Motorsports Hall of Fame, Daytona is the birth place of speed. Daytona International Speedway is located 72 miles northeast of Terra Verde Resort .
LOOK UP Feel the power of a rocket launch, stand nose-to-nose with Space Shuttle Atlantis® and walk among the giants of space exploration. Kennedy Space Center is located approximately 65 miles east of Terra Verde Resort .
Known for its family-friendly charm, Melbourne & The Beaches are located in the Southern part of Florida’s Space Coast. Melbourne, also known as The Harbor City. There is a world of true Florida appeal with beaches, nature and recreation, art and culture, upscale dining and boutique shopping awaiting you. The Town of Melbourne Beach is located approximately 63 miles southeast of Terra Verde Resort .
Our Emerald Gulf Coast Top Picks
Enjoy the blue-green Gulf of Mexico waters that lap gently along the sandy beaches of the four islands that make up Anclote Key Preserve State Park – Anclote Key, North Anclote Bar, South Anclote Bar and Three Rooker Island. The 11,773-acre park is home to at least 43 species of birds, including the American oystercatcher, bald eagle and piping plover. Anclote Key Preserve State Park is located approximately 97 miles west of Terra Verde Resort
Clearwater Beach – home of pristine white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality. With Clearwater Beach attractions such as fine restaurants and family-friendly lodgings, as well as exciting beach activities, Clearwater Beach’s many options will have the whole crew smiling. Clearwater Beach is approximately 95 miles from Terra Verde Resort .
A short drive from Tampa, beautiful Honeymoon Island offers visitors an escape from the bustle of city life. One of Florida’s best-loved state parks, Honeymoon Island has more than four miles of beach to explore along with a three-mile trail through one of the last remaining virgin slash pine forests. Honeymoon Island is located approximately 99 miles west of Terra Verde Resort .
With an average of 361 days of sunshine per year, St. Pete Beach is guaranteed to please. Close to attractions in Orlando and even closer to the cultural and cosmopolitan attractions of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, St. Pete Beach strikes the perfect balance for the casual, laid-back beach bum and the active attraction seeker. St. Pete’s Beach is located approximately 99 miles southwest from Terra Verde Resort.
Tampa Bay, the heart of Florida’s Gulf coast. Discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun, and a century of Cuban culture – all in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. In Tampa Bay, our hospitality is as warm as our weather. Tampa Bay is located approximately 70 miles west of Terra Verde Resort .
This park’s 2,000 acres encompass mangrove forests, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and uplands communities. Come explore for yourself! Terra Ceia Preserve State Park is located approximately 97 miles southwest of Terra Verde Resort .
Miles of clean, wide white sand beaches make Treasure Island the perfect Florida family destination. The warm gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the very best sunsets in the world await you when you visit to Treasure Island. Treasure Island is located approximately 99 miles southwest of Terra Verde Resort .
Let us know your thoughts! Do you have a favorite? Is it listed above or is it something we’ve missed but must see?