With almost 1200 miles of coastline it is no surprise that the state of Florida is routinely found on lists for having some of the best beaches in the country and around the globe. Considering Orlando just happens to be located in the center of the state (i.e. Central Florida) we do not officially hold beachfront status. However, the region is full of fun things to do in and on the water. In the immediate vicinity there are a variety of ways to beat the heat at area water parks. In some of the surrounding areas, other outdoor adventures and water sports like jet skiing, cable wakeboarding, air boat rides, and river boat tours are just minutes away. For the die hard beach fanatics, no worries. We got you covered. In about an hour from Orlando you could be hanging out at Port Canaveral, fishing off the Cocoa Beach Pier, surfing at New Smyrna Beach, or soaking up some rays in Daytona Beach. For the quickest way to find out what’s hot and happening from Downtown Orlando to the beaches, checkout the NTO Directory and Events Calendar. You can search for places and events by name, city or town, zip code, or just choose the Geolocation option to find what fun and interesting places are closest to you.