• On Aug 15, 2009
    Stephen from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We leave for WDW in 3 days - so excited. Staying at POFQ. My 4 year old daughter loves playing in the sand. Where can we do this? Are the beaches at Poly and other resorts just the sand with the water off-limits? Thanks!

    There are no natural bodies of water at WDW where swimming is allowed. You can only swim at the pools at WDW. You can read more about this HERE.

    While there is no "beach" swimming at WDW, there are a number of places that have nice soft sand along the lakes. This sand is great for castle-building and similar forms of play. The following resorts have sandy areas:

    Grand Floridian
    Wilderness Lodge
    Fort Wilderness
    Caribbean Beach Resort
    Yacht & Beach Club
    Swan & Dolphin

    But my recommendation for you would be to take your daughter to either Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. The water parks both have sandy areas directly adjacent to water play areas with zones especially designated for preschoolers. Why my girls were four years old, this was absolute heaven for them.

    Have a great trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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