6 Reasons To Visit Florida’s Atlantic Ocean With Kids #SSLBloggerRoadTrip


My family recently took a road trip along the Florida coast. We stayed at one of the best beaches (Atlantic Ocean) I have been to in Florida.  Besides the actual beauty of Melbourne Beach what makes this beach a must to add to your travel bucket list?

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You can walk the shoreline and site see. Look out at the ocean and see the pelicans diving in the sea for a meal, boats, barges, surfers and other water activities going on. Then there is site seeing in the opposite direction. Enjoy the views of the old and new homes that use the beach as their backyard.

Melbourne Beach, Florida Ocean

With the waves coming in brings in a new assortment of sea shells each passing moment. My kids collected treasures such as sea urchin and crab claw skeletons and other shells. All of the collected treasures from this trip in a glass jar displayed on our shelf to enjoy.

Melbourne Beach, Florida Ocean Shells

Taking a break from the hot Florida weather and dipping in the ocean. The waves can be a bit rough but the water is nice and refreshing. The kids like to run away from the waves, it is a game they all played to see who could keep away. 

Melbourne Beach, Florida Ocean

The kids loved looking for Ghost Crabs. Their little tunnels where every where in the sand. So the kids would stand and wait for the crabs to come out in hopes to see a glimpse. It paid off because we saw a few of them.

Melbourne Beach, Florida Ocean Ghost CrabsIn the dark of the night between 11 PM to 2 AM mama sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. This is the hottest thing for tourists and locals to do at this beach.  Some even offer tours for this amazing experience. With little children unfortunately we were not able to experience this because of the late hours. When you walk along to upper portion of the beach you will see several areas marked areas where the turtle eggs have been laid. This is done so that they are not disturbed, it is against the law to dig them up or disturb these eggs. If you are unable to see the turtles lay their eggs you can get up really early the next morning and take a walk along the beach and sea fresh nests laid from the night before and even get to speak with students at the local college who are out tagging these areas. I found this so educational and was one of my favorite things I did on this trip.

Melbourne Beach, Florida Ocean Sea Turtles

The beach is the backyard at Tuckaway Shores Resort.  You could be at the beach 24/7 if you want. The accommodations at Tuckaway Shores Resort are amazing. From a fully equipped kitchen, modern conveniences throughout the resort, a pool and a grilling area you will feel like you are on a dream getaway! 


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Mama to 5 Blessings  wrote this post on the behalf of Tuckaway Shores Resort. Mama to 5 Blessings received accommodations in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.  


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I live by the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts, so I rarely travel to the beach in other states. But with that being said, this would be a good winter break destination for us because in February, our Atlantic is icy.

  2. I love to visit Florida!! Sounds like your family had an amazing adventure, there is always so much to see and do on the coast!

  3. I would love to take my kids to Florida! My daughter would love trying to find the sea shells.

  4. Rocio Chavez (@yoursassyself) says:

    Awe the beach, how I love thee. And how cool is it that your kids actually got to interact with a crab and pick a variety of shells as they enjoyed all the beach fabulousness. Awesome!

  5. We go to the beach as often as we can during summer. My kids love to collect sea shells as well. Florida is on my bucket list.

  6. I don’t need a lot of convincing. I have always wanted to visit Florida. I hope to one day get there, we shall see. It looks amazing!

  7. Catherine S says:

    This sounds like a great place to stay. I will check it out next time we are on the other coast. We usually go to Clearwater beach or down to Englewood beach.

  8. We have yet to discover this section of Florida but I have added it to my #bucketlist I love all the seashells and urchins you were able to find. Great pics!

  9. As a Florida resident, I can say that Melbourne is one of our best spots!

  10. I’ve not been to the beach in forever! I want to go back so I can find some shells for my hermit crabs.

  11. My parents live in Florida. We saw one of these nests there!

  12. I would love to go back to the US and visit the coast – such lovely memories. x

  13. I’m so glad they protect those turtle eggs! What an awesome thing to do.
    The crabs and shells are beautiful.
    We go to Florida every winter to escape our New England snow!

  14. I can not wait to visit florida in December!
    The crab looks a little scared if you ask me.. lol
    super cute though.

  15. I love your photos — and all those shells! They definitely make me want to plan a trip to Florida!

  16. I used to live in Florida and loved it there. I’d love to go back some day.

  17. It would be so cool to see the sea turtles come to shore. This sounds like a really nice area and all those shells are pretty!

  18. I grew up in Florida. I love all the beaches on Florida.

  19. Great pictures!! Looks like such a fun trip! That’s a great shell collection.

  20. I love spending time near the ocean whenever I can. Since I was raised around the ocean, it is always beckoning me.

  21. That sounds like so much fun. I love the photos!

  22. We see those turtle signs everywhere too. I do love the beaches down here in Florida.

  23. Love those seashells! I find it enjoyable to walk the beach and look for pretty little seashells! Florida is a nice place to go to if you are a beach fanatic. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Kids have so much fun with all the finds at the beach, especially crabs! We live in Maine and are always beachcombing! It’s nice to see the different varieties in Florida!

  25. Debbie Denny says:

    Love the beach. Those are some great seashells.

  26. Florida is such a beautiful place. It is a great destination for families with children because there is so much to see, do and learn. It also provides a great opportunity to appreciate nature.

  27. Loved this article! VISIT FLORIDA has this article on beaches for families if you’d like to reference: http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/articles/2012/june/floridas-favorite-family-beaches.html

  28. We were just in Melbourne in May. The oceans there are beautiful. We love living in FL

  29. We usually only do the theme parks in Florida, but we did spend a day on the beach on our last trip. Now we are really wanting to go back and spend more time on the coast relaxing!

  30. Florida is such a beautiful place to explore. I would love to visit this someday.

  31. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Tuckaway Shores Resort sounds like an amazing place to go for a vacation. I would love to play in the ocean with the kids.

  32. That is so cool! I’ve been to Florida several times, but I’ve only ever been on the Gulf side. I’ll have to hit the Atlantic next time.

  33. This is absolutely beautiful. It seems like the entire family had so much fun … I love all the things you found on the Beach. They would make nice jewelry

  34. You never have to convince me to come there! I LOVE going to Florida beaches. We love trying to find the ghost crabs too! The whole day is fun!

  35. Awe, I remember picking up seashells at the ocean as a child. I need to take my son – that is seriously the BEST!

  36. I would love to visit the coast of Florida one day! So beautiful

  37. I love the beach. Its definitely one of my favorite places. I haven’t been to Melborne, but I think its going on our list! I love collecting seashells and the sea turtles would be so cool to see hatch!

  38. I’d love to go back to Florida for a vacation! Many Canadians travel there over the winter months to escape the cold. I was there in 1992. I think we are due for a trip!

  39. We love the Atlantic ocean. Since we live in Wisconsin visiting the Atlantic is such a change for us. We have the Great Lakes but they do no compare to the Atlantic Ocean.

  40. I have not been to Florida in a long time. The kids would just love looking for crabs and catching them.

  41. I would love it vist Florida with my family! It is in ur bucket list God willing.

  42. Stephanie says:

    We’ve been to Florida in the Winter but not in the Summer. I would love to see the turtles laying eggs on the beach in the night. It sounds so cool!

  43. What a beautiful coast! I can see each of member of my family absolutely falling in love with Florida!

  44. Oh we used to go to FL a lot when I was a kid and I loved visiting the ocean. It was so much fun. I need to take my kids. I don’t think they have ever been.

  45. Lisa Bristol says:

    My Daughter loves to collect shells and small rocks. She would love it here. She would have a bucket full after a day.

  46. My kids have never been to a beach before. This would be an awesome experience for them! Especially seeing all those shells!

  47. I’m always a supporter of a vacation in my beautiful home state!

  48. This is just amazing & I am sure you had a great experience with the Road Trip along the Florida coast. Would love a trip with my kids & I am sure they are going to just love this adventure.

  49. Wow you guys really collected lots of great sea shells. I love the east coast but I live somewhere were the water is much colder than FLA!

  50. I have been to a lot of beaches but never this one! I need to give it a try. Looks beautiful.

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