Savor the Sunshine at These Top Hotels With Private Beaches in Florida

Savor the Sunshine at These Top Hotels With Private Beaches in Florida

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Sure, beachfront hotels are nice, but what about beachfront hotels that offer access to a private white-sand beach? These alluring Florida hotels go that extra mile to ensure you can soak up the sunshine without fighting the crowds, offering plush loungers, large umbrellas and friendly drink service for hotel guests.

Forget having to lug all your beach gear to the shore and pay an attendant for a small space on the sand, these hotels ensure that you’ve got all your beach needs covered—allowing you to simply show up and enjoy the stunning Florida coastline and exciting water sports activities. From the Florida Keys to the Panhandle, these are the top hotels in Florida with a private beach.

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JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island

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Feel the sand between your toes at the private beach at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, an upscale resort with Bali-inspired decor. Chic rooms and suites boast Gulf of Mexico views, while on-site dining includes a modern steakhouse, gastro-pub and fifth-floor restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean favorites. Tee off at two championship golf courses, sip cocktails poolside and visit the serene on-site spa, but don’t miss the stunning sunset views and Fire Dancer Show at Quinn’s on the Beach or the towering aquarium full of colorful fish at Korals Sushi & Cocktail Lobby Bar. Ready to explore Marco Island? Visit nearby natural attractions such as Tigertail Beach and the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Breakers Palm Beach

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The Breakers Palm Beach is luxury at its finest in Florida, offering a private stretch of beach and beautiful oceanfront suites. While this historic hotel dates back to 1896, you’ll find plenty of modern facilities to enjoy, including four oceanfront pools, private bungalows along the shore and an indoor-outdoor spa with pampering body treatments. There’s also 10 tennis courts, two championship golf courses and multiple on-site dining options, offering anything from succulent steaks and fresh seafood to authentic Italian fare. Love cuddly creatures? Observe exotic animals at the drive-through Lion Country Safari, see two-toed sloths at the Palm Beach Zoo or say hello to sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa overlooks the ocean on a private beach in Manalapan, just a short drive south from West Palm Beach. Embrace Florida’s luxury coastal living at the hotel’s resort-style pool, sign up for surf lessons or enjoy the ocean views from your private Oceanfront Cabana. Get pampered from head-to-toe at the luxury on-site spa or indulge in farm-to-fork cuisine at Angle Restaurant, then unwind in one of the extravagant suites that include wraparound balconies with ocean views and VIP check-in services. Find respite from the sunshine at nearby Norton Museum of Art or marvel at over 2,000 exotic species of tropical and subtropical plants in Mounts Botanical Garden.

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Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel & Resort, Marathon

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You don’t have to splurge to enjoy the powder-soft sands of the private beach at Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel & Resort in Marathon. Located just 45 miles north of Key West, you’ll find two and three-bedroom beach houses overlooking the Gulf of Mexico as well as three sparkling swimming pools and in-room spa treatments. Sample fresh seafood dishes and TDF ‘To Die For’ Sticky Toffee Pudding at Butterfly Cafe, or kick back with a smoothie, cocktail and snacks at the beachside Tiki Bar. From here, it’s easy to explore other Florida Keys destinations, including Key West, Big Pine Key and Islamorada, while fishing excursions, snorkeling and diving are also popular pastimes. 

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale

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Located on a private stretch of beach in Fort Lauderdale, Pelican Grand Beach Resort showcases old Florida grandeur in oceanfront rooms and suites. Swim or float in the only lazy river in Fort Lauderdale, take a dip in the zero-entry pool or get pampered at Pure Spa. Culinary delights await you at the oceanfront veranda at OCEAN2000, while the kid-approved Emporium serves gourmet bakery items and romantic private dining on your balcony is available. See iconic Fort Lauderdale attractions like Millionaire’s Row and Las Olas Boulevard, or hop aboard the famous Jungle Queen Riverboat for dinner and a show.

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Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Key West

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Situated on the largest private beach in Key West, Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort boasts a prime location less than a mile from Duval Street. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Mediterranean-style suites here boast ocean views from private balconies. Charter a boat or spend the day parasailing, then relax with a massage at the hotel’s on-site spa or soak up the sun at one of the two oceanfront pools. You can’t leave Key West without sampling a slice of Key Lime Pie, and Blue Heaven serves one of the best while seeing the six-toed cats at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is also considered a must-see.

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Amara Cay Resort, Islamorada

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Amara Cay Resort embodies the laid-back personality of Islamorada with shimmering oceanfront pools, a private stretch of beach and hammocks dotting the shoreline. Unwind in one of the elegant island-themed rooms that feature balconies with ocean views, then enjoy tropical cocktails and fish tacos at the lively Tiki Bar. See what makes Islamorada the Sport Fishing Capital of the World on a fishing excursion, or enjoy complimentary bikes, kayaks and paddle boards. Hand feed hungry tarpon at Robbie’s of Islamorada, sip painkillers on the sand at Morada Bay Beach Cafe & Bar or follow the nature trails at Long Key State Park.

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Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples

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If you’re looking for affordable beachfront accommodation in Florida without having to sacrifice on luxury, stay at Naples Grande Beach Resort. Boasting 23 acres of waterfront property, the resort has a golf course, tennis courts and day spa. There’s an adults-only pool and a kid-friendly one with a 100-foot twisting slide, while chaise loungers and umbrellas await you at the private beach. Dine on fresh seafood at The Catch of the Pelican or Greek delicacies at Rhode’s End, then wrap up another perfect beach day with a refreshing drink by the fire pit at Sunset Veranda. Don’t miss exploring the top attractions in Naples, like Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, the Naples Pier and the Naples Beach Brewery.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin Miramar Beach, Destin

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin Miramar Beach is the first all-suite hotel in Destin. This Panhandle-based hotel offers private beach access and a boardwalk for guests to enjoy, as well as a sparkling outdoor pool, made-to-order breakfast and evening reception. Dine on fresh seafood and Caribbean specialties at Calypso Cafe, then head to the beach for water sports activities or unwind in one of the spacious two-room suites that include king-size beds and Gulf of Mexico views. Looking for more sun, surf and sand? The pristine, sugar-white sand at Henderson Beach State Park and crystal-clear water at Crystal Beach are just a short drive away.

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Best Western Plus Beach Resort, Fort Myers Beach

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Located in Fort Myers Beach, Best Western Plus Beach Resort overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to a private beach and a heated outdoor pool with Gulf views, this resort also has oceanfront rooms and suites with full kitchens. A water sports rental shop offers paddle boards, sailboats and kayaks, while parasailing and wave runner dolphin tours are also available. Got the kids in tow? There’s a playground area for little ones, beach activities, a shuffleboard court and complimentary coffee 24 hours a day for parents. For a memorable day outside with the family, head to Bowditch Point Regional Park, where you can grill, swim and enjoy panoramic views of Estero Bay or take a day trip to Sanibel and Captiva.

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Boca Raton Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Boca Raton

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Boca Raton Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is an oceanfront haven where guests also have access to the on-site facilities at nearby Boca Raton Resort & Club, only two minutes away. Enjoy an outdoor pool, tennis courts and two golf courses as well as multiple dining options, from juicy burgers at Beaches Cafe and Bar to fresh fish and ocean views at SeaGrille. Book massages, facials and wraps at the on-site spa, then relax in one of the elegant rooms and suites that include soaking tubs and private balconies. Ready to explore Florida’s southeastern coast? You can admire beautiful pieces on display at Boca Museum of Art, marvel at sea turtles and sharks at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center or discover your zen at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens just a short drive away.

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