This week, my family and I are vacationing at the beach. And, while I’m sitting on my beach chair in the sand, watching the tide come in and reading a good book, my mind is drifting back to our January trip to Walt Disney World.
I don’t know about you, but the beach is usually not at the top of my list of things to do at Walt Disney World. I’m all about the parks! But, sometimes we do get tired and feel like we want to spend some time relaxing.
Previously, here at The Disney Moms, I shared about our visit to the Garden View Tea Room in the Grand Floridian. What I didn’t mention is what my daughter and I did BEFORE the tea . . .
We arrived at the Grand Floridian a few hours before we were set to meet our friends for tea. We walked around the resort – both inside and out. We love strolling through the shops – especially Basin! But, our main purpose of arriving early was to stroll along the beach for awhile. We ended up sitting on one of the little “cabana chairs” and just enjoying the sun, the sand, and the view. Talk about peaceful and relaxing! I could have literally sat there all day!
Disney’s Grand Floridian and Polynesian Resorts both have beaches on the Seven Seas Lagoon. While swimming is no longer permitted, the beach atmosphere is a beautiful and inviting setting. But, these aren’t the only beaches in the Walt Disney World Resort – there are plenty more!
So, the next time you’re at Walt Disney World and are looking for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle that is the parks, be sure to check out one of these beaches:
- Crescent Lake beaches – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club (also easily accessible from Disney’s Boardwalk Resort)
- Bay Lake beaches – Fort Wilderness Resort (campground & cabins), Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Barefoot Bay – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Lago Dorado – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- There is also a white-sand beach that is shared between the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
Do you spend time on the Disney beaches when you are on vacation? If so, I’d love to hear about it. Which beach is your favorite? And why?