In my book, Florida’s West coast beats out the East every single time. While I grew up visiting East coast beaches like Emerald Isle, NC and Tybee Island, GA (and do have a soft spot in my heart for those locations) there was just no competition once I saw the calm, clear, gulf waters of Anna Maria Island, FL for the first time.
The beach is, and likely always will be, my happy place. It’s where I go when I need a day to unwind or gorge on fresh seafood (read: fish tacos) or want to go to a place in which I feel less guilty eating ice cream for lunch. The relaxed mood and sun tan are just nice side effects. Below are some of my favorite gulf coast beaches, suitable for your next weekend trip: Continue reading “Find Your Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast”