So today we took the second half of the day off to go to accompany our guests to the beach. We chose Clearwater Beach by Tampa. I have to say we took quite a risk because leaving Sanford it was pouring down (as it has over the past week and a half). Miraculously though, as soon as we got to Clearwater (almost 2 hour drive from Sanford) it cleared up and the sun came through. So when we got there around 4pm we had a good 2 hours left to lay in the sun and enjoy the very pleasant water.
I personally love the beaches around Tampa. They really are what you would imagine: white sand, palm trees and a light blue ocean. Daytona Beach can be quite different in that way so even though we live closer to it we try to visit the West coast more than the East coast (sorry Daytona! we’ll certainly visit you again too!).
Visiting the beach is a fun activity on weekends and can be affordable too. Just pack your food and snacks in a cool box and off you go! It doesn’t always have to be a water park. And besides, the beach and the ocean have a much more relaxing effect, don’t they?
Below are some pictures of our day by the beach.