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Hubzam and I love to vacation at the shore - the calm, family type shore. Far be it for me to take someone's spot on the nude beaches. No sunbathers would be happy with the amount of shade I cast, anyhow. Quiet days are more my style - after all, it's a vacation!
We've had many great beach vacations and I love them all. The Outer Banks and Charleston, S.C., are at the top of our list. Just about ANY island in the gulf could be on the list (except for poor old Grenada...sorry, folks). I genuinely love a whole lot of vacation spots.
A few years back, we discovered Alligator Point on the Florida panhandle.
Nothing about Alligator Point is fancy; I can't say that it has an abundance of restaurants or tourists traps. It's an easy drive to St. George Island or Wakula Springs, if you want a day trip. The beach house we rented was okay, but it wasn't new and showed some wear and tear (which is to be expected).
What's so great about it then? The wildlife at the shore was unbelievable. We love to hunt for shells, watch dolphins, and osprey. Every sand dollar we see in the tidal pools thrills us. I believe we found more than fifty within a week.
If you want to go to Alligator Point, get a beach house. In the long run, it's cheaper than a hotel. We preferred the inlet side, rather than the gulf side.
As much as I like eating out at restaurants, it's nice to have the option to cook some of the meals yourself.
Though I'm not sure why it's called Alligator Point. If you really need to see an alligator, drive up to Wakula Springs and take the tour. You're guaranteed to see one. I think we saw about ten.
I'm looking foreward to seeing the other "favorites!" There's never enough vacation time.