The Beach Club combines the casual comfort of a beach-front location with the luxuries of a Disney Deluxe resort. This Deluxe Resort is known for its cozy atmosphere, many services and amenities, access to fine dining, and its excellent (and extensive) sand-bottom pool. And you can’t beat the location: the Beach Club is within easy walking distance of Epcot and the BoardWalk.
Disney’s Beach Club is one of my personal favorite resorts. There is non-bus access to 2 parks and it has the best pool on property! The one category this resort is lacking is in food options. But with a park hopper you can always pop into EPCOT for dinner!
Even if it is still a bit higher to stay onsite, the benefits can far outweigh the added cost. I have laid out those benefits for you to see how staying at a Disney resort is a good value for you in my blog “Benefits to Staying at a Disney Resort.”
Best Pool on Property
Access to EPCOT,
No Good Quick Service Location
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Standard View / Standard Room
Water or Pool View
Garden View /Club Level – snacks & extra concierge type amenities.
Deluxe Room / Club Level – Lagoon View Club Level – snacks & extra concierge type amenities.
1 Bedroom Suite / Club Level
2 Bedroom Suite / Club Level – Nantucket VP Suite / Club Level
Newport Presidential Suite / Club Level
Cape May Cafe (Table Service)
Start your day with Minnie and friends at this dog-gone good hearty breakfast buffet or go full steam ahead to a clambake with a steamy assortment of fresh shellfish and seaside favorites.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (Table Service)
Beaches and Cream is the home of the famous “Kitchen Sink Sundae” that includes every flavor of ice cream in the place AND a kitchen sink. You’ll also love the beach ball decor at Beaches and Cream!
Beach Club Marketplace (Quick Service)
Start your day with a breakfast sandwich or Mickey waffles. Then fuel up on lunch and dinner with a selection of macaroni and cheese dishes, hot or cold sandwiches, or refreshing salads.
Martha’s Vineyard (Lounge)
Canoodle over a Cape Cod or any signature cocktail from the full bar menu at this mellow New England beach house-inspired lounge. Imported wines and draft beers, including Sam Adams Seasonal, enhance the mood. Appetizers are also available.
Stormalong Bay is the best pool on Disney property with a three-acre water park consisting of three sand-bottom pools with zero-depth entry, and a water-slide. There are two additional pools ‘quiet’ pools as well as seven whirlpool spas, a children’s playground, and the Lafferty Place Arcade.
Bayside Marina offers water cruises, fishing, boat rentals, and Disney’s Pirate Adventure for children ages 4 to 12. There are also two lighted Tennis courts and a volleyball court. You can relax at Periwigs Beauty and Barber Shop, Ship Shape Massage and Spa, or work out at Ship Shape Health Club.
Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, here is an example of some of the trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, bingo, you might find.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort hosts Movies Under the Stars.
Check your tv for the schedule during your stay.
Self-service laundry facilities near the ‘quiet’ pool
Valet laundry service
Beach Club Marketplace stocks Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as Beach Club logo merchandise and general sundries.
Disney’s bus service is available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom, as well as Disney Springs and the Disney water parks. Water launch transportation is available to the Epcot International Gateway entrance, to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and to the BoardWalk. The Beach Club, Boardwalk, and Epcot’s International Gateway entrance are within walking distance.
The bus stop is located to the left of the main lobby, as you exit the front of the building. The water launch stop is on the dock as you exit the main lobby toward Crescent Lake.
These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20-minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.
Magic Kingdom – 19 minutes by bus, 35 minute by car (with transfers)
Epcot International Gate – 8 minutes walking, 18 minutes by boat, 16 minutes by car (to front gate)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 20 minutes walking, 18 minutes by boat, 16 minutes by Skyliner
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 24 minutes by bus, 19 minutes by car
Disney Springs – 20 minutes by bus, 11 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach water park –22 minutes by bus, 14 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon water park – 20 minutes by bus, 9 minutes by car
Enjoy the close proximity to Epcot’s World Showcase. While there is a boat launch available to Epcot, you can get there faster by walking.
At the Beach Club, request a room with a full balcony or a patio. Most rooms at the Beach Club only have small Juliet balconies.
The Beach Club Resort is located near the BoardWalk, offering a short walk to additional restaurants and nightlife that do not require park admission.
Sometimes Disney’s bus transportation may share buses with the other resort hotels in the Epcot area around the BoardWalk. If you find yourself stopping at multiple stops, you may want to get off at the first stop and just walk the rest of the way. This is sometimes quicker than stopping at each resort hotel if the bus loop is being shared with multiple resorts.
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