Fort De Soto's North Beach
Location: Clearwater, Fla.
Best time to go: April or May, before the heat of summer and hurricane season
Pack your: Fishing pole. This long, wide, sugary beach is great for just about anything, but it’s especially good for fishing and shelling.
Vinoy Golf Club
Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Drive time to beach: 20 minutes
Day at the beach:
Originally designed by Donald Ross and beautifully maintained, Vinoy was restored to its Golden Age luster by Ron Garl and features lots of water and an island green.
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