Beach Club is my family’s 2nd most favourite Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World. Let’s look at the main reasons why!
In a nutshell, this resort has a few key real estate factors going for it, namely, Location, Location, Location and Waterfront! If there was one place to be most comfortably situated in Disney World, it would be right here at Beach Club.
Want to feel totally relaxed, enjoy the best Resort Pool on property, and have convenient access to the parks? Beach Club Resort is the place for you!
Top 5 Reasons I Love Beach Club Resort
#5. Ambiance of Casual Elegance and Total Relaxation
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, be prepared to be overwhelmed by the peaceful ambiance, the upscale elegance, and the relaxing feeling of being transported to a beach side resort somewhere on the New England coast. Coastal architecture is accented by lush grounds of green and several bodies of water. A seaside escape blending luxury and rural charm.
#4. Character Dining On-Site
Beach Club Resort is home to the famous Cape May Cafe which hosts Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast! This is an all-you-care-to-eat Character Dining experience that includes your favourite Disney characters in their beach attire! It’s always nice to have the Character Dining experience located right off your resort’s main lobby.
My son loves Donald! This is a fun, beach-themed dining experience… the outfits are just so cute!
#3. Dining Galore
This is one resort that puts you in the midst of a lot of dining options. We always look forward to the eating part of our Beach Club stays.
One of our favourite lunch spots happens to be right at Beach Club, and it’s their recently renovated Beaches and Cream Soda Shop. You definitely need advanced reservations for this place! Yummy Diner-Style meals to refill your energy stores after a morning in the pool! But, the best reason to love this place is because of their amazing ice cream desserts!
Another hidden gem that we love is Ale & Compass, located a short, covered walk from Beach Club, in the adjoining Yacht Club Resort. We love the atmosphere at this place, and of course, the food is wonderful! My favourite breakfast here is the Open-Faced Skirt Steak Sandwich…. And my favourite dinner choice is the Cabernet Braised Short Ribs… with Lobster Corn Chowder to start!
And, of course, we cannot forget about the all-you-care-to-eat Seafood Feast at Cape May Café! In addition, you have direct access to the Yachtsman Steakhouse, all of the wonderful options available at Epcot, and you are only a short distance away from Flying Fish and Trattoria al Forno on the boardwalk.
#2. Location, Location, Location
Beach Club maintains its appeal largely due to having an amazing location in the Epcot Resort Area. Beyond the beautiful waterfront location of the property, you are literally at the heart of all the Disney action.
Here are some of the location perks you will have at Beach Club Resort:
Walk to Epcot World Showcase Entrance (4-7 Minutes)
Walk to Epcot Skyliner Entrance (4-6 Minutes) – from the Skyliner, you can zip over to Caribbean Beach Resort, Riviera Resort, Pop Century, Art of Animation, or visit Hollywood Studios. The Skyliner offers fast travel to these locations.
Walk to Boardwalk (8-12 Minutes) for food, live entertainment, and more – or just hop on the Friendship Boat that departs from Beach Club Resort’s Dock to Boardwalk.
You also still have your full bus service from the front of the resort to Parks and Disney Springs.
#1. Stormalong Bay! Best Pool on Property!
So, we made it to the Number One Reason for loving Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The pool at this resort really separates it from all others. Stormalong Bay is a huge pool and water fun area that has supervised gate access. You must be a guest at Yacht Club or Beach Club to enter the pool area.
Kids will play for hours in the sandy beach area of the pool. Yes, the Sandy Beach area of the pool. With a fully sand-bottomed pool made just for little ones and a full-sized sandbar running through the middle for beach play and sandcastles, be prepared to spend lots of time at the pool. Didn’t bring a pail or shovel? No worries. The kids’ meals at the Waterside Bar & Grill, Hurricane Hanna’s, are served in your very own sand pail with a shovel attached! Speaking of Hurricane Hanna’s, it is such a good Poolside Grill, it makes it easy to spend the entire day at the pool while having food and drinks delivered right to your lounge chair.
Did I mention the Beached Pirate Ship? Yup. Beached Pirate Ship at Beach Club…You climb to the crow’s nest to access the water slide tunnel that crosses the walkway and eventually dumps you into Stormalong Bay. Within the Pirate Ship, there is a small pool and a kiddie slide.
I feel like I may be forgetting something… oh yes, there is also a Vortex Pool area in Stormalong Bay where you can literally let the water swirl you in circles! Also, if you just feel like relaxing on the water, there is a Lazy River!
Of all the Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts, Beach Club Resort is my family’s Second Most Favourite Resort. It just offers the best location at Walt Disney World, the best Resort Pool on property, and lots of great dining options!
Beach Club Resort is a welcoming retreat that puts you in the heart of all things Disney!
See Jason Swain’s first article: TOP REASONS TO LOVE DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE