Family and Pet-Friendly Getaway: Beacher’s Lodge

Panaroamic Beach Daytona

We have been visiting Beacher’s Lodge for many years since it is located at one of the closest beaches to our area. In fact we have been going so much that the staff have become like family.

Dog, Daphne, at Daytona BeachThe condo-hotel is located at Crescent Beach in St. Augustine and sits on a wide stretch of soft golden sand. I think it is one of the best beaches in North Florida, as the sand is unusually soft and the beach goes on for miles.

Public beach access is next to the hotel so with all the kids’ stuff I have to lug around, the access makes it easy and convenient to drive on the beach. I just leave everything in the car and park on the beach right in front of the hotel.

This family friendly property offers its guests a variety of suites. Each unit is decorated differently. Some have Murphy beds in the living rooms, others have pull out couches. All have a bedroom, living room, kitchenette and bathroom. The kitchenettes are so well equipped that we have cooked a whole Thanksgiving meal in one! All suites have private balconies and great views of the rugged coast line. Sunrise is spectacular from here. Once we were there for the Easter Sunrise Service that was performed on the beach right in front of the hotel. This is an annual event, so check for dates.

Room at Beacher's LodgeRoom at Beacher's Lodge in Daytona BeachThe large pool is heated and sits in the sand dunes overlooking the ocean. There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas, as well as a restroom available.

Beacher’s Lodge has a few units that allow pets. Our dog Daphne is a regular guest. After a day of her running in and out of the waves chasing seagulls, it is wonderful to wash all the sand and salt off her at the outside shower. In the lobby you will find a library of books you can borrow and you can rent a movie while picking up a free cup of coffee.

Within a short walk are restaurants and a few shops. A few minutes north and you are in the center of historic St. Augustine and also just a few miles to all the outlet shopping!

There is something at Beacher’s for every taste and budget. Give my friends, Paulette, Tom, Shannon, Christina, Richard or Emily a call and tell them Trish said hello!

800 527 8849 o www.BeachersLodge.com