Costa oeste. Melhor Costa.

É uma curta distância de Orlando para as melhores praias da América. Vamos lá.

Uma foto aérea de Sand Key

Sand Key Park é uma linda praia de areia branca do outro lado de uma ponte da movimentada Clearwater Beach.

Agora é a sua vez. Hora de arrumar o carro, aumentar o volume da música e dirigir até as areias brancas e frescas e as brisas quentes do Golfo. É isso, o sentimento que você estava esperando. Talvez você esteja visitando para passeios emocionantes e parques temáticos, ou você mora aqui o ano todo. De qualquer forma, é hora de você ver por que a Costa Oeste é realmente a melhor costa. Isso realmente é perfeição. As férias de verdade começam agora.

Um buggy salva-vidas estacionado na praia com uma prancha de surf em cima. Cabanas podem ser vistas à distância.

Clearwater Beach é uma das praias mais populares da região. Chegue cedo para encontrar estacionamento ou pegue o bonde ou a balsa.

America's Best Beaches

Twelve stunning beaches. Thirty-five miles of beach to find the perfect way to chill. From lively Clearwater Beach (named the No. 1 beach in the U.S. in 2016, 2018 and 2019 by TripAdvisor) to laid-back St. Pete Beach (TripAdvisor's No. 1 pick in 2021) to all-natural Caladesi Island State Park and Fort De Soto Park, you're sure to find your best beach vacation ever. Here, you’re surrounded by warm Gulf waters, so it’s easy to find a way to play. Build powdery-perfect sandcastles. Take the kids on a dolphin-spotting boat trip. Feel the wind in your hair as you breeze along on a jet ski. Explore the beaches up and down our coast, and you’ll find an island-style vacation without leaving the country. To discover even more ways to enjoy our beautiful beaches and waterways, dive in to an amazing experience here.

Escultura da Coleção Chihuly que lembra um jardim.

O final da Chihuly Collection é Mille Fiori, nome que significa “Mil Flores” em italiano; é um nome adequado para este elaborado jardim de vidro.

Fun Things to Do

Come get artsy in St. Pete/Clearwater. Enjoy world-class museums like the Dali and the Chihuly and the new James Museum, which captures the art and culture of the American West. Or pop by the famed Imagine Museum where imagination has no bounds and showcases the #GlassCoast. Not only are the museums awash in color, but the streets are splattered in paint as well. Vibrant murals pepper the destination, especially along Central Ave. in downtown St. Pete. Don't forget to join a whimsical gallery walk in eclectic Gulfport, immerse yourself in the Celtic culture of Dunedin or soak up Greek history (and snag some sponges) in Tarpon Springs.

A flock of birds flying over the Safety Harbor pier during sunset

A flock of birds heads home to roost in mangroves at day's end in Safety Harbor.

Amazing Sunsets

Watch the sun slowly set over the Gulf - it's the perfect way to end the day. These are the moments in life you and your family will never forget. You won’t find sunsets like these at a theme park, and you surely won't see them on Florida's East Coast. Smile and enjoy the moment, because this is what it’s all about. Pro tip: Here’s a list of the best places to catch a sunset here.

An Asiatic family wearing fake mustaches taking a selfie in front of the famous mustache sculpture at the Dali museum in St. Pete.

Discover playful elements amidst the surreal art at The Dali Museum in St. Pete.

You're Just a Short Drive Away

So close to the beach escape you know you want. Pass the kids the tablet, put on their favorite movie, and before you know it, you’ll be spending the day in paradise.

In fact, why not treat yourself and take the time to truly unwind? Stay and play for a few days in a family-focused beachfront resort, a funky and historic Airbnb or a comfy condo. If you'll be arriving by plane, we're an easy flight, with international airports in both Tampa and St. Pete/Clearwater. And, since we're only 90 minutes from Orlando, you can spend some time at your favorite theme parks and finish your family vacation on our gorgeous sands, making the kind of memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a breeze to get to the best beaches in America. 

Imagine your toes in the sand, a cold drink in your hand, and your family watching the sun sink into the Gulf. The West Coast is the best coast.