Jensen Beach

Over the Summer our family has done a lot of traveling and I’ve been dying to incorporate that into my blog. We’re having some of the best times making memories and finding some of the funnest places. One of our first trips this summer was a random weekend at Jensen Beach. It’s only about 2 hours from our house in Celebration, and it was so nice and peaceful.

Being from Florida, I love a good little beach town that’s popping full of party people as much as anyone else, but sometimes I want to get away from the hustle and bustle of tourism for something much more calm. Jensen Beach was just that. Most tourists go to Cocoa or Daytona Beach on the East coast, so this east coast beach was a nice wind-down weekend retreat.

We stayed at the Courtyard Hutchinson Island Oceanside/Jensen Beach which was right on the water and we got SUCH a great price. They average about $150 a night and you can get special rates if you’re a Florida resident or Marriott Rewards member (I’m both), so the cost of a weekend away is minuscule, especially for a place directly on the beach. We got there Sat. afternoon around 3pm checked in and immediately rented a nice set of cabana chairs for $20 for the rest of the day.

James took the boys down to the water while I soaked up some rays and literally just chilled for a couple hours. After we watched the sun set on the water, we relaxed in the hot tub at the hotel. Cash loved the waterfall feature and everyone really enjoyed just time to decompress and enjoy each other’s company.

We changed and loaded up the boys after about 15 minutes of hot tub time and headed out for dinner. Both kids fell asleep in the car so James and I decided to just order to-go from a local restaurant, Kona Beach Cafe. The service was really quick and we enjoyed the food from the comfort of our room while watching a movie as the boys slept.

Sunday morning we put on our suits and picked out laid-back attire to throw on after so that we could spend a little more time at the beach before we headed home. James got the car packed up while I got the boys ready, then we rented the same cabana for a morning of sandy fun. The hotel also had a Starbucks Cafe just inside close to where our cabana chairs were, so we were able to sip on some lattes and the boys enjoyed a muffin for breakfast on the beach.

I didn’t get a great picture of the room before the boys managed to pull everything out of our overnight bag, but the whole design of the hotel was gorgeous. The interiors had a very modern feel mixed with great little vintage touches. Check out this adorable faux rotary phone in the lobby!


It’s now safe to say that Jensen Beach is my new favorite beach in Florida. It’s the perfect laid back little beach town that not too many people know about, so Jensen Beach makes such a great weekend getaway. Have you been? What’s your favorite beach?

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