Your Florida Beach Wedding is sure to be beautiful and fun-filled, but choosing the right beach can be a hard decision. Both beach cities, Daytona Beach and Clearwater, have beautiful characteristics and no shortage of entertainment. Let’s explore the variety of beach wedding venues and find the perfect fit for your destination beach wedding. Whichever location you choose, your ceremony with our Florida Beach Weddings company will be a smashing success!
Different Beach Types
Do you want a big built up city beach with lots to do? Or a more natural beach, with less people? Every beach has a different personality! The west coast of Florida has the calmest water and beautiful white sand situated on the Gulf of Mexico. The beautiful, calm, blue waters that are excellent for swimming and floating. Little children can swim without big waves. Clearwater Beach is a popular spot for water sports, snorkeling, parasailing and jet skiing, and the beach is close to Tampa international airport. Choose from Clearwater Beach, Sand Key Park, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks, Redington Beach, Treasure Island. Regularly rated as one of the best beaches in the United States, it is a paradise for those who love the sun, sand and sea.
However, if you want to boogie board and enjoy jumping surf, you might prefer beaches of the Daytona Beach area with 26 miles of unique beachfront to choose from including Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Wilbur-By-The-Sea, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. Fly into Orlando or Daytona Beach international airport. You will enjoy soft sand near the sea wall, firm sand near the water for biking, running, sports and plenty of room for chairs, towels and umbrellas away from the narrow lane the vehicles are allowed in. The sand gently slopes into the Atlantic, often has active waves, and lots to do off the beach once you are done sunning and swimming. The tide-pools are great for little kids to play in during low tide and so warm! You can choose a drive-on beachfront or non-traffic beach.
Things to Do
You can see Dolphins on both sides of Florida and there are specific tours you can book – well worth it. In the Clearwater area, there is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a famous aquarium in Clearwater has a strong dedication to rehabilitation of sea turtles and other aquatic life. Pier 60 is great for fishing. The Congo River Mini Golf course is great fun for everyone (there’s one located in Daytona Beach too). For nightlife, there are many beach bars where you can sip your cocktails with the view of the sea, or party all night long to live music.
Daytona Beach Area:
For kids: there is a place you can take your children to where there is water slides and race track and all kind of things to do at this place. It is called the Daytona Lagoon. It offers water slides, a wave pool swim, a multi-level family splash and play center, and lazy river. Something for everyone! The adults can enjoy side splitting laughter at Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, or just chill at one of the many oceanfront bars with live entertainment. If you are into waves or boogie boarding, Daytona area beaches are the place to go: Ponce Inlet is a local favorite.
The beach is long, with regular lifeguard stations, and a popular boardwalk in Daytona Beach and yes, in many areas, you can drive right onto it. There is a lively ambience here, particularly on weekends, with live music overlooking the sand. There’s a nice collection of hotels in Dayton Beach with rooms that are often cheaper than the Gulf coast. The Daytona Beach Shores Resort and Spa is one of the largest hotels on the beachfront in Daytona. With an amazing pool deck boasting an outdoor heated pool, a kiddie pool, restaurant inside for easy dining options, you would be able to have a wedding reception there as well. Beach wedding prices, in general, are lower in Daytona Beach.
Holiday Inn Harbourside is a wonderful location for couples that want to enjoy an all-inclusive Clearwater Beach Wedding venue. Located near Indian Rocks Beach it offers families fun at Splash Harbour Water Park located adjacent to the hotel. With a pool, jacuzzi, and the full-service restaurant, Jimmy Guana’s, which offers fresh seafood and steaks, how can you go wrong?
Different sun sets
Clearwater is, of course, famous for it’s sunsets. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast, you get a spectacular sunset almost every night! If a vibrant sunset wedding is on your list, then a Clearwater Beach wedding is for you. You can choose tropical colors for your all inclusive Florida beach wedding package to match the oranges and pinks of the setting sun over the water.
On the east coast of Florida, there are beautiful reflections of the setting sun as it goes down, giving our couples a beautiful pinky, peach glow called the Golden Hour. A soft and beautiful backdrop for a Daytona Beach wedding, if you so desire.
The main idea is for you and your beloved to do your research and find the Florida beach that tugs at your heartstrings. It is pretty hard to find a beach that is NOT romantic! And your ceremony can include just the two of you, or a number of your friends and family. Whether you choose an affordable Daytona Beach wedding or Gulf beach wedding in Clearwater, you can trust our beach wedding company to be there with you every step of the way and help you have the beach wedding of your dreams. Contact us today to find your favorite beach and perfect date.