Given the resort's name, it's not surprising that the most popular family activity at The Beach Club is the beach! With sugar-white sand along the Gulf of Mexico, there's plenty of room for resort guests to set up their family camp. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs, umbrellas and/or tents, or they can rent chairs and umbrellas from a third-party vendor, which allows guests to rent by the hour or day.
If you prefer the pool to the beach, you'll find a pool directly behind every building, so you won't have to trek far. Every pool area contains a pool and hot tub; toddler pools are also located at two of the buildings. Also, each area has quite a number of lounge chairs available. Bathrooms are located in the building lobby, so they're not right by the pool, but it's a manageable distance. There is one additional pool behind the clubhouse, with an indoor pool inside the clubhouse.
If the kids want to run around, throw a football or play Frisbee, there are many lawn areas throughout the resort. Some are behind the towers between pool areas, and another one is in front of the clubhouse at what is called Sand Island. Here you'll find grills, picnic tables and a sand volleyball court. You'll also find a lawn area located by the kids' playground near the Racquet Club. For something a little different, take the kids on the nature walk through the cottages. Along the way, try to spot turtles in the water, or take a break at the fountain and rest a bit in the hanging swing. You'll also find swings along the boardwalk, located behind the towers. For the tennis aficionados in the family, head to the Racquet Club. Play a match on one of eight lighted Rubico clay courts, or sign up for a tennis clinic. The resort offers clinics open to all skill levels for both kids and adults.
Kids will love the arcade games, pool table and golf simulator located at The Village Hideaway in The Village at the front of the resort. In fact, the grownups in your group might also enjoy a game of billiards or want to check out their golf swing on the simulator.
For more structured fun, sign the kids up for a day at the Pirate's Brigade, The Beach Club's seasonal kids' program for children ages 5 to 11. Offered Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., activities include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, swimming, nature walks and more. The fee also includes lunch. On Fridays, kids can have a fun night out from 5 to 9 p.m., and this program also includes a meal. Around the property, you'll find many family-friendly activities scheduled throughout each day, such as live music, crafts, games, dive-in movies and more. Some activities do require a fee, so check with the resort for a full schedule of events, activities and fees.