Friday, July 11, 2008

America's #1 Beach

Yesterday, Phillip and I took Jonah, Courtney, Emily, and Andrea to the beach at Caladesi Island State Park which has been named the number one beach in the US for the last two years. (Let me clarify for the readers who did not know we brought home two of Jonah and Courtney's friends from Ky to spend the week with them, so yes it has been another busy week for the Starling's.) However, we enjoyed the afternoon at Caladesi Island which is only accessible by way of ferry or private boat and since it was the girls first time at a beach I thought this one would be enjoyable for them since the surf is low and water is clear.
The kids had a blast and as with most beaches along the lower Gulf waters they also found some neat seashells.

I am not Dr. Beach ( so I have no clue how he rates his beaches, the island was very peaceful and there is nothing commerical on the island. The island/beach is not well known and maybe that is one of its big draw. It was worth the trip and if you are ever north of Tampa it is a must see. By the way, runners-up on Leatherman's list (Dr. Beach), were Hanalei Beach in Hawaii, Siesta Beach in Sarasota, and Cooper's Beach in Southampton, N.Y.

1 comment:

Deaton, party of 5 said...

That beach is quite breathtaking!!!