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Best Family Beaches in Florida – The Florida Keys

Casa Marina Key West Best Family Beach Vacation in Florida

Florida Beaches have something for everyone, especially families. Our Guide to the best family beach resorts in the Florida Keys.

It is nearly Spring and the weather is turning warmer. Florida is always a top choice for family beach vacations, and for good reason. With over a thousand miles of coastline and nearly as many beaches, there is something for everyone. And of course, if you ever get bored of the beach, Florida is known for its family friendly attractions. If you’re planning a spring vacation getaway to Florida, or looking ahead to summer, look no further than our choices for the best family beaches in Florida

How did we decide on the best beaches and resorts? Take a look at our criteria for determining the best beach resorts in Florida for families include:


  • Engaging activities for kids of all ages, including teens

  • Engaging activities for the whole family (movies, games, sports and recreation)

  • Steps to the ocean

  • Fun or private family pools

  • Relaxing activities for mom and dad (spa, golf)


Florida Keys

While Key West is often associated with adult style entertainment, there’s plenty of family fun to go around as well. From Pirates to nature, the entire family will find something to enjoy about the Florida Keys.

Sunset Key 4 Bedroom CottageThe Sunset Key Guest Cottages have family sized cottages, making it a true home away from home. Located on Sunset Key island, just off the shore of Key West, the one to four bedroom cottages include fully equipped kitchens for quick meal preparation, snacks and drinks for the whole family, which may be pre-stocked prior to your arrival. All cottages have spacious outdoor living areas and the Three Bedroom Deluxe is oceanfront while the Four Bedroom cottage features your own private plunge pool. While this resort does not have supervised children’s programs, they do have a zero entry pool, attended beach and pool service and 24 hour boat transportation to Key West where you can venture to the Toy Factory, Key West Aquarium or the Pirate Museum. As a bonus, if you catch any fish while at the resort, the Latitudes restaurant will cook it up for you!

Casa Marina Key West Florida resized 600The Casa Marina Resort is a Waldorf Astoria beach resort, good for families with teens that need a little freedom.  Only steps to the Southern Most Point in Key West, families here can enjoy snorkeling trips, dolphin encounters, and a water sports package featuring wave runners and parasailing. The resort is home to the largest private beach in Key West, as well as two oceanfront private access pools. Since the areas are private access, teens have the freedom and safety of exploring the resort. Younger children will enjoy the resorts ScoutAbout program, keeping them engaged with points of discovery around the resort. For mom and dad, the resort also offers an extensive array of spa services and the nearby Key West golf. Rooms here range from traditional guest rooms to ocean view suites. Our favorite for families is the two bedroom loft with a private master bedroom and upstairs loft, and a private balcony overlooking the best sunsets on Earth.



Now through December 31st, when you reserve with Luxe Travel at either resort, enjoy a $100 food and beverage credit, upgrades when available and a Grand Breakfast Buffet for up to two in room guests.

Photos courtesy of Waldorf Astoria & Westin Resorts

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