Bluegreen timeshare allows couples, families and friends to plan any kind of vacation experience. Explore historic landmarks. Ski black diamond runs. Immerse yourself in big-city gaming, dining or nightlife. Slip into waders and cast for bass in a rushing river or motor your Tracker® to a quiet finger where trout are biting. Choice is one of the biggest advantages of Bluegreen Vacation Club ownership.
Beach vacations are especially popular choices, and Bluegreen resorts offer quality beachfront timeshare in virtually all climates of the continental United States, not to mention island resorts in Hawaii, the Bahamas and Aruba. That means you have not only choices, but also the flexibility—another Bluegreen advantage—to enjoy the sun and surf any time of year. Learn more about Bluegreen vacation ownership, and discover all Bluegreen resorts, vacation experiences and destinations at Bluegreen Vacations.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at all of your choices for a Bluegreen timeshare beach vacation experience. And let’s begin in Florida, where Bluegreen resorts dot the entire peninsula and Panhandle from the Gulf Stream to the Gulf of Mexico.
Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach: If Daytona Beach is “The World’s Most Famous Beach,” then Ormond Beach, its toned-down neighbor just to the north, well might be the World’s Best Kept Secret. They share miles and miles of sand so famously dense that cars are allowed in designated areas, not to mention perfect conditions for shell collecting and surfing. In Daytona Beach, you can enjoy stays at Daytona SeaBreeze, Fantasy Island Resort II and Dolphin Beach Club; in Ormond Beach, Casa del Mar Beach Resort and Outrigger Beach Club.
Delray Beach: Gulfstream Manor offers a quiet and largely private oceanfront setting in the tiny Town of Gulf Stream. Minutes south on State Road A1A is Delray Beach, famous for trendy shopping along Atlantic Avenue, unique galleries and entertainment venues in the Pineapple Cove Arts District, and eclectic restaurants all around such as Dada. And 15 minutes north up State Road A1A, vacationers who prefer posh can enjoy upscale shopping and dining on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
Surfside: Just north of Miami Beach along the barrier islands of Dade County, Surfside Beach is indistinguishable from its southern neighbors except for the smaller crowds. When you stay at Solara Surfside, you can unfold your beach lounge in front of the same teal and turquoise expanse you’d find in front of the Clevelander or News Café in South Beach. Still, if you’re up for power walking along some combination of shoreline and intermittent secluded beach path, have at it—South Beach is just 8 miles away. Of course, if you’re up for power shopping instead, upscale venues like Bal Harbor Shops are much closer.
Marathon: Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of beaches in the Florida Keys. But guests of The Hammocks at Marathon are just 11 miles along Overseas Highway from the famous trio of beaches at Bahia Honda State Park—Colusa, Loggerhead and the gorgeous Sandspur. For the record, there is a strip of beach at the resort that’s fine for sunbathing, but swimming is prohibited because of nearby marina fish-cleaning operations. The resort pool more than makes up for this inconvenience.
Sanibel Island: The beaches keep shell collectors engaged and busy like almost no place else, but that’s about as high-energy as it gets on Sanibel Island, where the main drag for beach-y shops and restaurants is named Periwinkle Way, and the trendsetter for all-occasion male wardrobe is Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. The Bluegreen timeshare on Sanibel Island is Surfrider Beach Club—steps from the beach, close to the mainland causeway and minutes from the Sanibel Island Light, the First lighthouse built in Florida north of Key West.
Fort Myers Beach: Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island is just one level below nearby Sanibel Island for shell collectors. It’s No. 1 for vacationing families, though, at least outside spring break season; the beach is super clean, the water is shallow and always calm, and the sugary, white Gulf sands are soft on the little ones’ feet. Fort Myers Beach is also ideal for romantic couples; the seafood is sumptuous and the sunsets are beyond description. Two Bluegreen resorts are right on the beach—Windward Passage Resort, close to the shops and restaurants on Times Square and the iconic Pelican Pier, and Mariner’s Boathouse & Beach Resort, on a lagoon beach at the southern end of the island. A third resort, Tropical Sands Resort, is only one block away.
Bradenton Beach/Holmes Beach: The cranes, herons and pelicans that live year-round on Anna Maria Island are more than happy to share the wide, lustrous, sugar-sand beaches of this Gulf Coast paradise with human visitors. That also goes for the sea turtles that nest there between May and October. The skinny island across Anna Maria Sound from busy Bradenton, just 7 miles long north to south, somehow makes room for three beach communities. Holmes Beach, in the center of the island, is home to comfy Resort Sixty-Six, which shares a roof with Beach Bistro, a Zagat-rated, cloth napkin-and-stemmed glass dining experience. Bradenton Beach to the south is home to Via Roma Beach Resort, small but praised for its service, cleanliness, value and, most of all, its unbeatable location.
St. Pete Beach: To the north of Anna Maria Island, on an even skinnier barrier strip across from St. Petersburg called Long Key, vacationers can enjoy the same soft sands but accompanied by luxury amenities and a menu of organized activities. At Bluegreen at TradeWinds in the tiny community of St. Peach Beach, guests can enjoy any of multiple bars and restaurants on property including the Guy Harvey RumFish Grill, plus tennis, a spa, and easy access to snorkeling, diving, golf and other recreation activities.
Panama City Beach: Panama City Beach officials have fully capitalized on the appeal of their natural beachfront assets—white Panhandle sands, warm gulf waters—by complementing them with attractions, activities and recreation opportunities that appeal to vacationers of all ages. Enjoy zoos, museums, water parks and a magnificent outdoor mall. Bluegreen timeshare offers three beachront resorts—Landmark Holiday Beach Resort, Ocean Towers Beach Club and Panama City Resort & Club.
Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach is the centerpiece of a 60-mile stretch of beach in South Carolina’s Lowcountry called the Grand Strand. The beauty of the Grand Strand is in its ecological and biological diversity—it encompasses soft beaches, saltwater marshes, forest canopies, and even swamps. Among beach experiences, no vacation destination anywhere may intentionally cultivate a more wholesome, family-friendly environment—by law, thongs and other revealing swimwear are prohibited everywhere. Bluegreen offers beachfront accommodations at SeaGlass Tower in Myrtle Beach and Shore Crest Vacation Villas I and II in North Myrtle Beach. Other Bluegreen options in Myrtle Beach: Carolina Grande (across the street from the beach), Horitzon at 77th (a block away) and Harbour Lights (5 miles inland, along a beautiful stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway).
Gulf Shores: The unpretentious northern beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are relaxing but hardly boring. Gulf Shores is a popular destination for fishing, including charter fishing, not to mention for watersports and dramatic sunset cruises. Inland, golf is a big draw, and family attractions are abundant. Bluegreen offers Shoreline Towers on the beach and Paradise Isle Resort, just across the street from the beach.
Atlantic City: People who have never vacationed in Atlantic City in the summer, and associate it mainly with casinos and rolling chair rides on the boardwalk, might not appreciate how beautiful the beach is—or how integral it is to the overall AC experience. Bluegreen Vacation Club owners can find out for themselves by booking a stay in Bluegreen at Atlantic Palace, right on the Boardwalk and beach.
Dennis Port: Lazy summer days swimming or windsurfing in the warm waters of Nantucket Sound—yes, there are an abundance of interesting places to see and things to do that can’t be seen or done anywhere else, but beach time outside Bluegreen’s quiet, next-door Dennis Port resorts, The Soundings Seaside Resort and The Breakers Resort, epitomize relaxation on an idyllic Cape Cod vacation.
Kapaa, island of Kauai: Kapaa Beach Park, just steps from Pono Kai Resort on the eastern shore of Hawaii’s Garden Isle, faces a placid lagoon. An offshore reef protects the park’s white-sand beaches from the harsher surf of the Ka‘ie‘ie Waho Channel, which separates Kauai from Oahu. The beaches also are mere minutes from other natural wonders of Kauai—notably Nounou Mountain, the hike-able ridge also known as Sleeping Giant.
Oranjestad: Eagle Beach, near the southern point of Aruba’s northwestern crescent, is regularly mentioned in discussions of the world’s great beaches. Indeed, its rain-free year-round climate, gentle breezes, soft white sands and clear aqua waters draw visitors to world-class snorkeling, scuba diving and parasailing experiences. A mere boulevard crossing from this paradise, Bluegreen presents the super-resort La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino.
Nassau: Cable Beach just outside Nassau is known for its cleanliness, the magnificent color palette of its waters, and its proximity to a variety age-appropriate island experiences for vacationers of all ages, from carriage rides to casinos. Bluegreen’s resort in Nassau is Blue Water Resort at Cable Beach.
Finally, Bluegreen resorts are close enough to beaches in other vacation destinations to allow for the inclusion of beach time in vacation plans built mainly around other activities.
St. Augustine, Florida: Guests who come to Grand Villas at World Golf Village® to play the two championship courses, tour the World Golf Hall of Fame®, or take lessons from top pros are just one-half hour away from St. Augustine Beach, Anastasia Park and Recreation Area beaches and Vilano Beach.
Savannah, Georgia: Vacationers booked in Studio Homes at Ellis Square who come to Savannah to explore its 280-year history or test its reputation as a stronghold of the paranormal are also only 30 minutes from the beach—in this case on Tybee Island, home of the iconic Tybee Island Light Station.
This has been just an overview. There’s so much more to share about Bluegreen resorts, beach experiences and destinations —as well as about all other experiences, destinations and resorts. Learn more today by visiting Bluegreen Vacations.