Family Fun in Florida (especially beaches.)

It’s always good to read a non-US perspective on US tourist spots.  Here’s a good overview of the offerings in Florida for kids from the UK’s Times Online.

If you just want beach….I would suggest someplace like Daytona Beach or Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic side of the state for party time with older kids/teenagers, and the Gulf Coast side (Clearwater, St. Pete Beach, south to Sand Key or Anna Maria Island) for the prettiest beaches and calmest water for young ones.

The Gulf Coast beaches in western Florida are simply dazzling.  For rowdier action there’s Panama City Beach, or more laid-back Destin/Fort Walton Beach.  Hurricane-walloped Pensacola is coming back as well.

For all the sandy scoop on the best beaches everywhere, not just Florida, the Doctor is In — Dr. Beach, that is.