Ponce Inlet Beaches

ponce-inlet-beachPonce Inlet is a spectacular small beach town on the east coast of Florida. This beautiful white sand that stretches for several miles and on the south end of the beach is a brilliant and fun park. There’s no driving on this beach which is a very good thing because we do not think that beaches and cars go together.

The park at this beach is Lighthouse Park, and it is truly an awesome park. It is near the jetty so it has great surfing, a great and comfortable beach, and also many barbecue pits if you want to grill some burgers or a steak. It also has great fishing along the jetty we have to be careful because there are many rocks and it is easy to lose your fishing rig.

The park recently went through an overhaul as it was getting unkempt and starting to look a little bit rundown. They hired Port Orange Tree Service to come in and perform all of the tree work required at the park and they really did a great job. They did some tree removal in Port Orange, tree pruning, and many other things that gave the park a much better overall look. This company in Port Orange really did a fantastic job in the upgrade to the park was amazing.  Here is a video of some of the work performed:

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Florida Beach Vacations

If you’re looking for a great beach destination to find white sandy beaches that are clean and soft, than most people agree that the beaches of Florida are very hard to beat.  There are so many great beaches in Florida to choose from that you just can’t go wrong.  The beaches on the Gulf of Mexico are unique in that the water is generally called and more, and the sand is soft and powdery.

On the opposite side of the state is the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches here have both hard and soft sand.  Say you have both to choose from and it is all according to your personal taste.  We stayed at a home in Central Florida that was undergoing construction, and we stayed there for a full of six months.

Foam InsulationOne thing that happened to this home while we’re there is that they sprayed foam insulation in the attic and it really helped the home stay cool during that hot summer.  The contractor was very nice and was very helpful and explain to us how the spray foam insulation in Orlando, FL would improve the home, and even improve our trip by saving us money.  I learn that technologies like this can really save you money when you are on vacation and renting a home.  We’re able to use the money that we saved and spend more time traveling to many of the great beaches in Florida.  We took a day trip to West Palm Beach and it was a splendid day that I will always remember.  We never did make it to the beach that day but still have a great time.

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Clearwater Beach and Stunning Sunsets

Clearwater Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Southeast.  The area is clean and quaint, and the beaches are unforgettable.  The sand on these beaches is so pure, brilliant white, and as clean as you’ll find anywhere in the world.  It has been voted best beach in Florida on many occasions.

There are many things to do in the area as well.  Clearwater marina is a well-known location for fishing charters.  We had some clients fly in to Tampa International last spring for a fishing trip.  What a great weekend in Clearwater Beach!  First of all, we picked them up in style at the airport with luxury limo service.  We then went straight to dinner, and ate right on the beach at Crabby Bill’s.

We went deep sea fishing the next morning, and caught around 100 king fish.  It was such a great trip on a truly beautiful day.  The boat captain was such a young guy and a lot of fun.  We just stayed in the same general area, and drove the boat in a circle.  And we did not stop catching fish over about 5 hours.  It was non-stop and I have never had so much fun fishing.  My clients, from Ohio, had a remarkable time as well.

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The Florida Keys – Never Seen a Beach

Now we all love the Florida Keys.  It’s a place to relax, unwind, have a few cocktails, and forget about the real world.  And we all need that from time to time!  It’s also a great place to dive and fish.

It is pretty world-renowned for its fishing, and there are lots of fishing tournaments in the Keys.  Usually a lot of corporate events, and keeps the excitement and the buzz going year-round.  I have actually been a part of one fishing tournament.  It was a July morning in 2003, and a day I will never forget!  It was blazing hot that day, and we rolled out of the marina at 6:00 am.  There were a long line of fishing boats with eager fishermen heading out with dreams of Blue Marlin and 50 pound Mahi.

Well, we were out there for 8 hours and caught one Mahi.  Oh well, it was a great day nonetheless.  At the end of the day, we headed back to the hotel to relax and rest up for the next day.  We were all excited to explore the Keys, and since I was very unfamiliar with the area I was especially excited.

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The Powder Bank of Daytona Beach

One of the most famous beaches in the world is Daytona Beach on the east coast of Florida.  The beaches on the east coast of Florida are unique because they have hard-packed sand as well as soft sand, so it is the best of both worlds.  The beaches on the west coast of Florida have only soft sand, so there’s nowhere to ride a bike or even go for a jog.

You will see joggers on the west coast of Florida, but the running lane is very small and not ideal.  If you ever go to Clearwater Beach, Saint Pete Beach, or Sarasota Beach you will notice the soft sand going all the way to the water line.  This is a really beautiful sight and very comfortable for a family beach day, but it just limits the activities that you can do like bike riding and jogging.

My brother-in-law, who is a solar panel contractor in the Daytona area, jogs 5 miles every morning on Daytona Beach.  He also runs marathons and other competitive races, and always says that the workout he gets by jogging on the beach each morning is what prepares him for those marathon events.  And he runs that 5 miles every morning come rain or shine, and whether it’s cold or hot.  He always says that watching that sun come over the horizon when jogging the beach is what gives his day energy.

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The Powder Bank in Seaside

Seaside is in the panhandle of Florida, and not far from Pensacola.  Seaside’s powder bank is among the most impressive in Florida.  What makes it truly unique, is that it is one of the few beaches in Florida that has a sloped bank (especially in the winter).  And yes, that bank is absolutely full of amazing powder sand and many memories waiting in the wings.

For years we spent Thanksgiving weekend in Seaside, and would take long walks in the morning on the beaches.  And even though the water was always quite cold in November, you would still see surfers attacking those Gulf waves.  The beach walks were always so impressive because the sand was so soft and powdery, that you could mistake it for snow.  And always so clean – just beautiful.  You may remember the stories of black tar on these beaches from the oil spill, but fortunately those problems are far behind us as shown below:

The beaches in the panhandle Florida are very different than the rest of the state.  They don’t have many areas of hard packed sand where you can ride or even jog.  But there are plenty of other things to do in this kind of sand, such as a great game of volleyball, or just laying down and soaking in the sun.

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