This is a broad strip of sand overlooking the Gulf that is about as close to perfection as I've experienced.
OK, so the sand's a little gritty, and the noseeums are a bloody nuisance at the end of the day, but that's a very small price to pay for the wonderful ocean view, the incredible wildlife and that gorgeous, gorgeous Winter sun!
The sand shelves fairly quickly as you walk into the warm water, and the ebb and flow is reasonably strong but not overpowering, but, once you're in, you don't want to come out.
The great array of shells on the strand have you dancing in the waves as you spot another variety, another perfect shape, another iridescent shimmer that disappears so quickly as the wave falls back and tumbles it over and over.
And the marine wildlife, the dolphins, and rays that swim effortlessly past only a few feet from the beach, keep you entertained all day.
This is a memory to keep you warm through long cold winters!
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