Step back in time to a peaceful place, where beauty and solitude are in an abundance. The beach clean, pristine and missing crowds. A place years ago where a family struggled against the harsh elements to carve out a living and where a young lady rowed a boat across the pass everyday to attend school. A place for pirates and wild life to co exist together. One of the best beaches I have even walked upon. A beach so close to urban sprawl but so close to nature.
It's an assessment that Stephen P. Leatherman would agree with. Leatherman, a Florida International University professor dubbed "Dr. Beach," picked Caladesi Island as the best beach in the 2008 ranking for his annual list.
Caladesi Island State Park: http://www.floridastateparks.org/CaladesiIsland