Put on your shades, catch some sun, surf and sand at many of Orlando’s nearby beaches along the Atlantic Coast. After a short hour to two hour drive, find yourself at the Canaveral National Seashore where 24 miles of pristine beaches awaits. Fish, hike, boogie board, snap photos or spot an endangered manatee swimming in the cool ocean waters. At Cocoa beach, the famed Ron Jon’s mega surf shop sets the laid back vibe for this quaint beach town. Beachfront bars and restaurants provide the perfect spot to people watch and hang out. South of Cocoa beach is the less crowded Satellite Beach. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and the Daytona Beach Shores is north of Orlando.