On the Beach Limited

Florida Holidays

Thrilling roller coasters? Tick. Belly-busting cheeseburgers? Tick. Crazy-good beaches? Tick. Florida has what you need. What are you waiting for?

Destination highlights

  • Known as The Sunshine State for a reason

  • Home to world-famous beaches

  • Bursting with theme parks

  • Hosts unique events all year round

What are the best beaches in Florida?

The Sunshine State is home to over 815 miles of sandy coast and several cities built around their local beaches. We bet you’ve heard of some of these big names before, but there are plenty of hidden gems to discover too.

  • Daytona Beach – the world’s most famous beach, with 23 miles of sandy coast packed with attractions, plus some major motorsports events.

  • Siesta Beach – a beach so beautiful it’s won international awards, with plenty of great restaurants and bars to take advantage of.

  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park – pristine sands and incredible views make this beach a favourite for relaxing, walking, and cycling.

  • Cocoa Beach Pier – the perfect place for all the family to take surfing lessons, or just watch the pros from the historical boardwalk.

  • Shell Island – this undeveloped barrier island is the best spot to get away from it all and connect with nature.

What are the top hotels in Florida?

Florida has plenty of fun-filled hotels for families and the young at heart, but those craving peace and quiet will find some great options, too. These are some of our favourites for all kinds of travellers:

  • Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge - everything you need to keep the kids entertained in one complex, with easy access to all the Disney Parks

  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando - indulge in true luxury as you unwind by the creek on a five-star holiday that you won't forget

  • Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando - this family-friendly spot is right on the doorstep of Universal Orlando, and each room has wonderful views of the surrounding areas

  • Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista - if you want to save your pennies for the parks, this hotel offers a comfortable stay with all of the amenities you need, with only a short drive to both the Disney and Universal complexes

  • St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater - complete with a pool, sports facilities and a fantastic on-site restaurant, this is a great base for your West Coast trip

  • Rosen Shingle Creek - with separate pools for relaxing and playing, and several excellent restaurants, this five-star hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing couples' holiday

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Weather in Florida

























Summer in the Sunshine State, as you might expect, lives up to the name. We're talking temperatures that love to lounge around 30°C to 33°C. But don't worry, Florida knows how to keep things cool, with afternoon rain showers that come over just to say hi before leaving you to your beach day.

Autumn? It's like Florida's friendly wave, easing things down to a pleasant 25°C to 30°C. Perfect for taking in those theme parks without breaking a sweat, or enjoying a sunset without a sweater. The weather in Florida just knows how to set the stage.

Now, winter in Florida is a real gem. While the rest of the country's bundling up, Florida's chilling at a comfortable 15°C to 25°C. Fancy a January beach day or a cheeky round of golf? Florida's got you covered. If you’re travelling in the winter months and looking for the sunniest spot though, we recommend heading to the south!

And spring? Oh, it's Florida giving you a sunny smile, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. It's the ideal time for anything you've got in mind, from outdoor festivals to leisurely strolls.

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How long does it take to fly to Florida?

It takes about nine hours to fly to Florida from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Florida?

Florida is five hours behind the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Florida?

The official currency of Florida is the American Dollar.

What language do they speak in Florida?

The official language spoken in Florida is English.

Why is Florida good for a holiday?

Well, where do we start? With plenty of beaches, LOADS of sunshine and an obscene amount of things to do from theme parks and beyond, Florida is a family holiday ICON. There's no wonder why the shores of Florida attract millions each year.