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Old 06-28-2020, 10:57 AM
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Dunedin. Destin is in the panhandle.
Old 06-28-2020, 12:20 PM
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Default Daytona Beach fits your criteria

Originally Posted by Troopie View Post
If you could go to a "fun" beach that is within a two-hour drive of The Villages, where would you go?
My cousin will be visiting in a few weeks and I'd like to take her to a beach for the day. I'm not familiar with any of the beaches in Florida -- I don't want a rural/quiet beach -- am looking for a beach that has a lot of fun options such as tourist shopping, music and restaurants. I searched the forums, but didn't find exactly what I'm looking for. I'd really appreciate suggestions. Thanks in advance!
I suggest Daytona Beach. It's beautiful with plenty of shops & restaurants around.
Old 06-28-2020, 12:31 PM
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Default Daytona amusement park

Daytona pier and boardwalk has a ferris wheel and small roller coaster, arcade and shops, though how operating in Covid closures needs checking.
Old 06-28-2020, 12:39 PM
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Beach and visitors now ... HELLO PANDEMIC in full swing getting worse.. and you want to bring it to the Villages where our positives are low.... PLEASE..................
Old 06-28-2020, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Polar Bear View Post
Recently spent two days at Clearwater Beach...before the recent virus upsurge...after working across the bridge from Clearwater Beach for most of my career. Can’t beat it imo for a “fun” beach.

But as others have said...enjoy with caution.
I visited Clearwater Beach this past February before the pandemic - lots of nice restaurants, very walkable, great beach. Would I go there now...probably not as this area can be very crowded, but that's me.

A plug for Clearwater Marine Aquarium...which rescues, rehabilitates and aims to return injured marine life back to the ocean. Well worth a visit if you are going to Clearwater or Clearwater Beach.
Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. Chicago 1979 to 1986. Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg since 1988.
Old 06-28-2020, 04:33 PM
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Cocoa Beach. Also close to the Kennedy space center.
Old 06-29-2020, 07:11 AM
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My 300' of beach on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

beach, fun, day, suggestions, rural/quiet

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