Like most people, we love the beach. But whether it is cold or sunny, it doesn’t matter for me. I just love sand, the waves and fresh air. The thought of being landlocked makes me nervous! And my favourite beach while we lived in Florida was Honeymoon Island, a top Florida beach for sure.
We love this beach because every time we went, it was never packed with people. Clearwater beach is just down the highway, and while it has lovely white sand, finding a parking spot there is a nightmare and there are a lot of people. On Honeymoon Island you can easily find a parking spot because it is a National Park and you have to pay.
It was $5 for a vehicle with 2-8 adults, but it is now $8 (thanks Rick Scott!), but only $4 for a single occupied vehicle, and also $4 to view the sunset (starting 1 hour prior to sunset): so this deters some people. But think about it, if you choose to go to Clearwater, by the time you drive around for half an hour looking for a spot to park and then still have to pay a few dollars, you really may as well have paid $8 and immediately enjoy the beach, rather than the bumper sticker of someones SUV.
Does anyone have another underrated beach recommendation? It can be anywhere in the world!