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Beach Bound Coast to Coast

Summer 2012

Pack your bags and don’t forget your suntan lotion, underwater camera, bathing suit and beach umbrella. Here in Central Florida, we are always ready for beach bound trips!

From the Space Coast shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean to the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Orlando is your best option to explore Florida from coast to coast.

With Cocoa Beach just a short 45 minute drive, it makes for the perfect day trip. Spoil yourself with a fun filled day of fishing, parasailing or cruising aboard Victory Casino Cruise. Cocoa Beach offers an array of activities to fit any budget and lifestyle.

Try deep sea fishing aboard The Orlando Princess & Canaveral Star II fishing boats. Offering half day, full day, night shark & snapper fishing trips, all trips are fun for the entire family.

See dolphins, manatees and 300 species of wildfowl in their natural environment with Captain Pete’s Lagoon Adventures. Don’t forget to get your feet wet and collect some seashells to bring home as souvenirs.

Continuing up the East Coast you will come across "The World's Most Famous Beach", Daytona Beach, featuring 23 miles of white, sandy beach open to pedestrians with free access.

While in Daytona, be sure to visit the Daytona International Speedway to see some of the biggest names in racing.

Last stop on the East Coast is the historic town of St. Augustine. Visit the 17thcentury fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, and the watchtower of Fort Matanzas National Monument.

Take a break from history at a local beach and indulge in some retail therapy among the many arts and crafts stores or enjoy an old-fashioned carriage, train or trolley ride that offers narrative tours.

Now, venture over to the West Coast where the sun always shines in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. With an average of 361 days of clear skies per year combined with 244 miles of glimmering coastline and the intracoastal waterways, you have one hot beach destination.

Take to the water with Lotto Boat and enjoy boating on Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico within minutes of the dock.

Swing by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the world’s most watched marine life rescue center, host to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, sharks and more.

You won’t want to miss Winter, the world’s most famous dolphin and star of Dolphin Tale, featuring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Winter herself. Dolphin Tale was filmed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Winter is a dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap but is now healthy and swimming freely with a prosthetic tail. Winter may have lost her tail, but she will capture your heart.

From coast to coast to right in the heart of Central Florida, each visitor is given a chance to fill their trip with endless activities and countless memories.