Visiting the Beaches at Walt Disney World


I’m sitting here in wintry Pennsylvania, dreaming of warmer weather, sunshine, and sand between my toes!  My family plans a week-long summer vacation to the Jersey shore each June, and I’m also hoping to make a trip to Disney’s Hilton Head Island resort this spring.  But, what about Walt Disney World?  Are there beaches to visit there?

The answer is “absolutely!”  There are actually several beaches on Disney property.  If you’re dreaming of some sand between your toes too, here are some places where you can enjoy it during your Walt Disney World vacation:

My personal favorite is the beaches along Seven Seas Lagoon. You can access these beaches from either the Grand Floridian or Polynesian resorts.  One of my favorite things to do is get off the monorail at one of these resorts and head down to the beach, then stroll along the beach to the other resort.  It’s a nice, peaceful walk; and, depending on what time of year you are visiting, is often not very crowded.  My family enjoys this walk in the evening hours, after a long day at the Magic Kingdom!  I have also spent time relaxing on the lounge chairs on the beach at the Grand Floridian, and my kids have enjoyed the swings at Polynesian.

The Bay Lake beaches can be accessed from the Contemporary resort, as well as both Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Campground.

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club resorts share the Crescent Lake beaches. This beach is also easily accessible from the Boardwalk Resort.

Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs resorts each have their own on-site beaches – Barefoot Bay and Lago Dorado.  My family has spent several hours visiting these resorts and my kids LOVE hanging out on the beaches here!

My son Ian on the Lago Dorado beach at Coronado Springs
My son Ian on the Lago Dorado beach at Coronado Springs

Walt Disney World’s Swan & Dolphin resort also boasts a white sand beach.

With all these beaches on Walt Disney World property, you should have lots of options of relaxing and walking barefoot in the sand on your next visit!

If you frequent the beaches at Walt Disney World, I’d love to hear which beach is your favorite, and why.


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