This used to be one of the prettiest, cleanest and whitest beaches in Florida. In recent years it has been eroded by high tides and storms and we were shocked when we saw it this year. It was really dirty, the once talcum powder white sand was grey and course and what little is left of the beach was covered in debris. We watched people walk their dogs and allow them to use it as a toilet, perhaps making it a dog free beach would be a start.
There is a park with a food outlet, toilets and a pool near the main car park. The street along the back of the beach has been replanted and they have made an attempt to tidy up the dunes but it's not enough.
The local authorities cannot be responsible for what nature throws at them, but it's sad and it doesn't look like anything is being done to save it or return it to it's former glory.
Go to Siesta Key or the Panhandle beaches instead for the best examples of Florida Gulf Beaches.
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