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Florida Family Beach Vacations; The Paradise Coast

Paradise Coast Naples beach for your Florida family beach vacation; courtesy of localism.com-neighbor-clairenaples

The Paradise Coast of Florida boasts some of the most pristine beaches in all the world and offers both kids and adults a one-of-a-kind Florida family beach vacation that stands out from the rest. Also see our Naples post to learn more about taking a fun Florida family beach vacation on the Paradise Coast.

Paradisecoast.com has this to say about Florida’s Paradise Coast,

“Welcome to the one destination that offers the idyllic Florida experience, along with excitement and adventure found nowhere else on earth. Swaying coconut palms and sweeping white-sand beaches only begin to tell the story. Here you’ll discover a gentle pace and a tropical ambiance amid excitement, exploration and discovery. Thrill to the outdoor adventure of the Everglades. Discover one-of-a-kind culinary delights infused with local traditions. Immerse within a whirl of shopping excitement. Plunge into a water-filled world that offers Florida’s best fishing. Or find inspiration in its breathtaking array of art and culture.”

I couldn’t agree more, and Wikipedia explains that Florida’s Paradise Coast is actually just the colloquial name for vacation destinations in  Naples, Florida and Marco Island. In 2005, Naples was voted the best beach in America by the Travel Channel, as well as the number one small art city in America.

Family & Kid-Friendly Attractions on Florida’s Paradise Coast for your Florida Family Beach Vacation:

Florida Family Beach Vacation activities on Paradise Coast; img courtesy of caribbean gardens.com

Family Attractions

Fun on Florida's Paradise Coast; Sun&Fun Lagoon; img courtesy of sun&funlagoon

Big Cypress National Preserve

Coral Cay Adventure Golf
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Cocohatchee Nature Center
Collier-Seminole State Park
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida: Naples Nature Center
Dolphin Explorer

Everglades Area Tours
Everglades National Park Boat Tours-866-NAT-PARK
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
King Richard’s Fun Park
Marco Island Ski & Watersports
Naples Municipal Beach and Fishing Pier
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon at North Collier Regional Park
Sunshine Tours
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Sweet Liberty Catamaran Sailing

Kid Friendly Resorts & Hotels on Florida’s Paradise Coast

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf ClubPhotos –-12 Reviews

851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North  Map It

This Beach Hotel & Golf Club is a beachfront hotel and golf resort on Florida’s Paradise Coast featuring a complimentary Klub 4 Kids, baby sitting, child programs, an award winning tennis center, a world class spa, large swimming pool, fitness center and more. Add to those, four great restaurants, a sunset beach bar, and retail shops all on a tropical paradise making for a great beach hotel and golf resort, all on a 125 acre tropical paradise in the heart of Olde Naples… more

2329 9th Street North Map It
This Florida Paradise Coast resort is set amidst lush and tropical ponds, gardens and waterfalls. Guest will have access to two pools, a relaxing hot tub and an on-site cocktail lounge. The Inn offers complimentary continental breakfast. Every guest room includes free high-speed Internet access, refrigerator and microwave. Suites are available with a fully-equipped kitchenette.Leisure travelers will find this beautiful resort close to everything Florida’s Paradise Coast has to offer. Enjoy local art shows, golf tournaments, boat shows, Everglade tours and wildlife preserves. Nearby attractions include Everglades Airboat Tours, Collier Seminole State Park, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Greyhound Dog Track, Jungle Larry’s Zoological Park, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and a unique shopping district in Naples.. more.
12200 Tamiami Trail North Map It
This Doubletree Guest Suites on Florida’s Paradise Coast overlooks the Cocohatchee River and Wildlife Preserve, is located two miles from Gulf of Mexico beaches, approximately 10 miles from the city’s center and 22 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).  Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool located Cocohatchee River, hot tub, fitness center, business center, elevators, gift shop, laundry services, multilingual staff, room service, safe deposit boxes, and copy services. Dining options include two onsite restaurants Cafe Portofino and Charlie Chiangs Asian Bistro and a variety of nearby dining and entertainment … more
280 Vanderbilt Beach Road Map It
Enjoy dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico, warm golden sunsets, and three miles of pristine beach. … more

The Ritz-Carlton Naples beach resort is a great place to relax with the family. They take care of anything your family may need during you stay. The hotel has restaurants, kids club, fitness center, spa, beach, etc.. They have a cute kid’s check-in area to make the kids feel welcome. The spa is outstanding! The beach is beautiful and calm. This is a favorite location on Florida’s Paradise Coast! You really do not need to leave the resort. Restaurants, fitness center with classes, pool, beach, kids club. Every room has an ocean view. You can see dolphin swimming in the ocean from your room!!!

5111 Tamiami Trail North Map It
The Hilton hotel is conveniently located near shops and dining. Clam Pass Beach on the Gulf of Mexico is less than a mile and the hotel provides a complimentary beach package that includes shuttle service, bottled water, towels, beach chairs, and a cooler.  There is no resort fee, and the hotel offers Shulas Steak House, voted one of the top 5 Steak Houses in the country. Area attractions include Tin City, The Naples Zoo, Fifth Avenue Shops, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, and Waterside Shops. All guest rooms and suites offer the Bed by Hilton with triple sheeting, down-filled pillows and comforters, and over-sized pillow top mattresses.The lushly landscaped outdoor pool and whirlpool features waterfalls and an expansive deck with lounge chairs. The pool is heated for year-round enjoyment.  Guests also enjoy complimentary use of bicycles, and parking is complimentary.Additional amenities include wireless internet access,  same day valet laundry services, babysitting services. … more
Also see these hotels & resorts for kids friendly activities

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort – For the Kids
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort – Tiki Tribe
Naples Grande Beach Resort – Naples Grande Kids Club
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club – Beach Club 4 Kids
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples – Nature’s Wonders

There’s lots more for families to love about Naples, Marco Island and Florida’s Paradise Coast, but I just don’t have room it add it all,  so you’ll have to come and see for yourself. Also see our Naples post to learn more about taking a fun Florida family beach vacation on Florida’s Paradise Coast. Leave me a comment if you’ve visited the Paradise Coast before and let me know what you thought of your adventures 🙂

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