A recent AOL.Travel item — mixed in amid all the other headlines that greet you when you go online — included this tease: “The 10 most spectacular (and spectacularly cheap) beach resorts from the East Coast to Hawaii.” And, sure enough, there was one of our own, St. Pete Beach, at number 3.
The criteria? “Four heart-stopping miles of public white, sandy beaches overlooking the baby-blue Gulf of Mexico can double for the Caribbean, minus the long flights and pumped-up prices.” The stuff we take for granted.
Who topped St. Pete Beach? Cape Cod’s Brewster Beach and Maui’s Sugar Beach. Who also made the top 10? Huntington Beach, Calif.; South Padre Island, Texas; Myrtle Beach, SC; Wildwood Beach, NJ; Windermere Pointe Beach, Mackinac Island, Mich.; Ocean Isle Beach, NC; and State Beach, Block Island, Rhode Island.