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Disney's Beach Club Resort & Villas

Disney's Beach Club Resort and Villas is often listed among guest's favorite Walt Disney World resorts.  Full disclosure, I used to work at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, so I might be a little biased, but I've also recently stayed there as a guest and can safely say, I loved it! The resort is nestled along Crescent Lake and is part of the Epcot Resort cluster.  From the Beach Club, you can not only walk to Epcot, but over to the Yacht Club, Boardwalk or Swan and Dolphin for additional amenities!


This post is actually somewhat about two resorts in one.  Disney's Beach Club Resort is a Deluxe Resort while Disney's Beach Club Villas are a Disney Vacation Club property.  Both resorts share the same amenities, the Villas are just in a separate building a very short walk away and give some additional "feels like home" aspects to their rooms which include Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Villas.  Disney's Beach Club Resort has your typical hotel room layout and offers Club Level and Suites as well.  The Beach Club Villas fill up especially fast when there is a festival going on at Epcot, so if this resort is on your "must stay" list, I'd advise booking as soon as you know you want to go.  As a Deluxe Resort, the Beach Club offers multiple dining locations, a lounge, a kids club, and one of the best (if not THE best) pools on property and more.

General Atmosphere: The general atmosphere at the Beach Club is relaxed and casual.  The beachy vibes and character dining available make it a comfortable place for families to stay.  The light colors keep the breezy feeling throughout the day and evening. And personally, I love the lobby scents when you first walk in! Outside, stop along the beach or enjoy the grassy green space around the resort. A stroll along Crescent Lake is a wonderful way to wind down from a long day at the parks as well and so peaceful.

Floral arrangements in the lobby
Lots of seating throughout the lobby
Crescent Lake

Beach Club Dining: Cape May Cafe offers a character breakfast with Minnie and the gang in their beach finest, and in the evening it transforms into a seafood feast with the Cape May Clam Bake.  Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is a great place for ice cream lovers, with many delectable sundaes and their famous "kitchen sink".  The Beach Club Marketplace has a large selection of  grab and go as well as quick service options.  Hurricane Hanna's  by the pool offers an all day quick service menu and signature cocktail drinks.
Click here for more on Cape May Cafe. 

Agent Maci with Goofy at Cape May Cafe
Create-your-own Flatbread from Beach Club Marketplace
Cape May Breakfast Buffet Offerings
The Kitchen Sink from Beaches and Cream
Beach Club Recreation: This resort is home to Stormalong Bay, which is much more than your typical resort pool.  There is a shipwreck, water slides, lazy river and multiple hot tubs to compliment the sandy bottom pool.  If that's not your scene, there is also a quiet pool and the Beach Club Villas have their own quiet pool as well. Additionally, there is Ship Shape Massage, Salon and Fitness, Lafferty Place Arcade, and the Sandcastle Club (kids club).  Like many Disney resorts, there are also movies under the stars on select nights (weather permitting) and a campfire.  A short walk over to the Yacht Club (just at the other end of Stormalong Bay) there is also a Marina for watercraft activities.

Stormalong Bay
Stormalong Bay
Stormalong Bay's Shipwreck
Stormalong Bay at dark

Beach Club Villas: Ariel greets you as you take your short walk from the Beach Club to the Beach Club Villas.  On my most recent stay, I stayed in a Two Bedroom Villa which was the perfect size for our party of 6 adults.  One and Two Bedroom Villas include a full kitchen and dining area and a washer and dryer.  We enjoyed having the full kitchen space and a common area to hang out, it was really great to bring us all together.

Master Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Beach Club Villas Quiet Pool

Off the small lobby for the building is a common room of sorts.  There's a pool table, some comfy seating and a TV.  Use of this room is first come, first serve.

We absolutely loved our stay at the Beach Club Villas!  We took full advantage of being able to walk to Epcot, enjoyed dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse (next door at the Yacht Club) and lunch at the Beach Club Marketplace and got lots of great lounge time at Stormalong Bay and the quiet pool.  For even more photos from the Beach Club, check out our Photo Tour. For more on the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, click here.

Have you stayed at Disney's Beach Club Resort and Villas?  Let us know your favorite aspects of this hotel in the comments!


Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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