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Beach Day Trip From Kissimmee

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Beach Day Trip From Kissimmee

We will be in Kissimmee February 26-March 2 staying at a resort.

We would love to do a beach trip to the ocean one day and are looking for the best beach to visit.

We would love something no more than 1 hour -1.5 hours away and really would like to have dinner at an ocean front or marina bar/restaurant while there or on the drive back to Kissimmee after the beach. Our ideal bar/restaurant would be something with a Key West feel--and where our feet are in the sand.

Any suggestions?

Edited: 1:20 pm, February 14, 2012
North Port, Florida
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1. Re: Beach Day Trip From Kissimmee

The world famous Clearwater Beach is about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours away depending on traffic. The water is warmer in the gulf. There are also many choices for dolphin boat rides to choose from. There is a beachfront bar and restaurant just north of the roundabout. Daytona beach is about 1 hour away to the east.

Belleville, Ontario
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2. Re: Beach Day Trip From Kissimmee

Cocoa Beach is on the ocean and only 1 hour away. It has a forum you should look into for info. Good luck.

Melbourne, Florida
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for Melbourne, Florida
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3. Re: Beach Day Trip From Kissimmee

From Kissimmee you can take Hwy 192 to Melbourne Beach / Indialantic. There is a boardwalk area at Indialantic which is where 192 ends. Its about 45 minutes drive.

For restaurants Squid Lips has a man made beach on the Indian River, live music and beach chairs and tables as well as an outdoor deck. (Its just across the Eau Gallie causeway about 10 miles from Melbourne). That or the new Grills (at Pineda Causeway & US1) would be the closest to Key West type of atmosphere. There is also Sand on the Beach which is beachside & right on the ocean in the town of Melbourne Beach which is a little south of Indialantic. A little pricey and IMHO not the greatest food. I have been twice and was not overly impressed.

Clearwater, Florida
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for Clearwater
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4. Re: Beach Day Trip From Kissimmee

Cocoa Beach Pier sounds like it would fit. Less traffic / quicker drive for just a day trip compared to the gulf coast.

www.cocoabeachpier.com

5. Re: Beach Day Trip From Kissimmee

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