With more than 1,300 miles of coastline, 663 miles of beaches, and 11,000 miles of streams, rivers, and waterways, a trip to one of Florida’s ocean resorts is sure to be the trip of a lifetime.
Even though you’re never more than 60 miles from a beach at any point in Florida, booking lodging accommodations at an east coast ocean resort, like one of the many Vero Beach oceanfront hotels in Indian River County, will help you get the most out of your stay. Here are a few more ideas to maximize the unique seaside experience Florida’s east coast has to offer throughout your visit.
- Catch a Sunrise
While everyone knows the beauty of a glorious sunset, far fewer people are willing to get up early enough during their vacations to experience an early morning sunrise. But that’s part of its allure: the earth is still, the animals are asleep, and the new day is dawning. A true East Coast sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach is worth setting your alarm for. We promise, you can go right back to sleeping in afterwards.
- Get Back to Nature
Florida is not only home to beautiful waters and seaside resorts, but some of the most unique ecosystems in the continental United States. Our beaches host more than 80% of the country’s loggerhead turtle population, as well as rare birds like the roseate spoonbill and the tricolored heron.
- Take to the Waves
Enjoying a simple dip in the water never gets old, but for those who like to experience new thrills, there are a host of fun water activities to try. For the athletically inclined, rent a paddleboard or kayak for a completely different perspective of the water. Get up close and personal with the fish beneath your feet with diving and snorkeling gear. Or try to hang ten with surfing lessons!
No matter your vacation style, you’re sure to find plenty to see and experience at a Florida ocean resort while still taking the time to relax and enjoy the serenity of life on the beach. Vacations may come and go, but the memories last a lifetime. Get the most out of your stay with the right balance of calm and adventure.