First time on this board, so please be nice . . .
Would like to spend a month in the area, late January to late February. Will be bringing a dog, and want a location near the beach, (even if it's too cold to use it), that is laid back, not real beach towny, but not totally isolated either. We have spent the last 2 winters on Anna Maria Island, if that is any help. Any areas that someone can suggest? Thanks.