Thinking about a trip in early-mid May with kids ages 4-17. Wondering about swimming in the gulf, looks like the current water temp is about 78 degrees. Are lots of people swimming? Also, last visit was end of November and water was cool-cold and no one on the board walk... Hoping for some people and shops open on the board walk for the teens to enjoy exploring. Please give me an idea of what to expect? Also, read in a post here that it is usually quite windy, is that true for the most part?
Thanks so much! (FYI- we are from MN if that helps as far as the water temp question lol, the lakes here never get any warmer than the upper 70's)