Florida 55+ Communities Near the Beach

Florida 55+ Communities Near the Beach

A drink in your hand, toes in the sand. Who doesn’t dream of living on (or near) the beach? Particularly the white sandy beaches of Florida? For active adults 55 and over, finding the perfect beachfront retirement community to call home isn’t as difficult as you might think.

Here, we’ve assembled a list that spotlights the best Florida 55+ communities near the beach. Keep reading for all the balmy details and ride the wave where it takes you...


Freedom at San Salito- St. Augustine, FL 

This Mediterranean-style beachfront retirement community includes a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis and volleyball courts, bocce ball, a dog park, and more. HIghlighted by year-round activities and events coordinated by an onsite lifestyle director, this vibrant community is perfect for those looking to enjoy all the spoils of a low-maintenance Florida beach lifestyle. 


Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach- Daytona Beach, FL

The most stressful part of your day here will be deciding how you’ll take your margs...blended or on the rocks? Inspired by the music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter, and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, this 55+ Florida community epitomizes the laid back beach life. Named “Best 55+ Community of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders, residents at this beachfront retirement community enjoy a variety of recreational amenities, on-site dining, live entertainment, and a planned private beach club. 


Valencia Bonita- Bonita Springs, FL

Centrally located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, this sparkling beachfront retirement community is designed specifically for active adults, offering resort-style living with amenities that include: a waterfront clubhouse, fitness center, social hall, restaurant, cooking studio, sports lounge, arts & crafts room, card rooms, and more. A full-time lifestyle director organizes a social calendar featuring programs and events that cater to all interests, including fitness classes, Broadway-style shows, cocktail parties, and galas.


Cresswind Lakewood Ranch- Lakewood Ranch, FL

When thinking of Florida 55+ communities near a beach, this 31,000-acre gem is hard to top. With a lifestyle centered on fitness, nutrition, and relationships, a variety of amenities for the next generation of active adults include a resident-exclusive clubhouse, fitness center, yoga studio, art studio, social clubs, tennis & pickleball courts, a resort-style swimming pool, and more. Residents also have quick access to Lakewood Ranch’s golf courses, polo club, 75-acre sports campus, schools, shops & restaurants, and hospital. 


Del Webb Sunbridge- St. Cloud, FL

The signature Del Webb active adult lifestyle is on full display in this Florida community near the beach. It’s all anchored by the 27,000-square-foot clubhouse that boasts a health & wellness center, tavern & grille, ballroom, arts & crafts rooms, demonstration kitchen, and a full-time lifestyle director to organize year-round activities. Other amenities include a zero-entry swimming pool with spa, tennis & pickleball courts, outdoor amphitheater, community gardens, fire pits...and of course, quick and easy access to Florida’s white sandy beaches!