Gold Coast

Florida Gold Coast is a region in southern Florida which consists of the counties Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. The area stretches from Fort Lauderdale to Miami where you will find nightlife like no other and a diverse array of activities to enjoy. Many celebrities flock to the Gold Coast due to its glamourous appeal and serene beaches.

The area consists of 60 miles of beach after beach stretches with attractions to suit all visitors. The Kennedy Space Centre is one of the most popular attractions in the area which is why the region is often referred to as the Space Coast. It is also close to major theme park areas including Walt Disney World in Orlando which is a fantastic day trip opportunity.

The two main resorts on Florida’s Gold Coast are Fort Lauderdale and Cocoa Beach, which are both ideal destinations for an all-round holiday. From water sport activities to historic sights and top-rated restaurants, the Gold Coast is the perfect Florida location for those who want to take advantage of year-round sunshine.

Cocoa Beach

Destination Gold Coast

The Cocoa Beach area is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts as it has spectacular natural assets and beautiful beaches to explore. Is is located along Florida’s Space Coast in the Brevard County. It’s home to the world’s largest surf shop and NASA’s launch headquarters where you can tour launch-pad areas and even view a launch if you’re lucky. The area is only an hour’s drive east of Orlando so it makes a great day trip for theme park visitors.

From Kayaking through the Thousand Islands of Cocoa Beach to visiting national wildlife parks, there is so much to explore around the area to make your Florida experience one to remember. There are a variety of museums and historic sights to visit as well as shopping opportunities, water sports and local events throughout the year. The nightlife in Cocoa Beach varies from jazz clubs to beach side cafes with something to suit all tastes.

The area offers spectacular beach sunrises and a range of hotels on the oceanfront at affordable prices. Port Canaveral is also close to Cocoa Beach which make Cocoa Beach hotels a fantastic pre-cruise or post-cruise choice. With hotel options suited to both travellers and families, Cocoa Village is admired for its diversity and rich history.

Top hotels in Cocoa Beach:

  • Hilton Cocoa Beach
  • Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach

Top attractions in Cocoa Beach include:

  • Cocoa Beach Pier
  • Florida Surf Museum
  • Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Cocoa Beach Manatee Watch and Wildside Tours
  • Adventures in Paradise Wildlife Refuge

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale destination

Fort Lauderdale is becoming one of Florida’s fastest growing travel destinations due to its beautiful beaches, array of events and sightseeing opportunities. It is located on Florida’s south-eastern coast which is known for its fine beaches and boating canals and has even been named as the ‘Venice of America’. Fort Lauderdale is full of must-see attractions including the Museum of Discovery and Science and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.

From shopping on the famous Las Olas Boulevard to taking a gondola ride on the canals, the Fort Lauderdale area is extremely diverse when it comes to activities and attractions. It has a scenic beachfront promenade to enjoy and a variety of historical districts and huge mansions. You can visit Stranahan House which is a 1900’s home that has been preserved with furniture and antiques of the era.

The area is renowned for its beaches, arts and culture along with its top rated hotels and sunny weather. Fort Lauderdale is a 23-mile stretch, blue wave certified beach which has been transformed into a beach chic destination and has become one of the best places for people watching. Most hotels are an easy walk from the beachfront and in reach of popular restaurants and activities.

Top Hotels in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Bahia Mar Hotel
  • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Hotel
  • Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel
  • The Westin Beach Resort

Top attractions in Fort Lauderdale include:

  • Las Olas Boulevard
  • Bonnet House
  • Museum of Discovery and Science
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
  • Stranahan House
  • NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
  • John U. Lloyd Beach State Park