This past Labor Day weekend my family headed to the beach. Since Gainesville is in the middle of Florida we can go to the Gulf Beaches, which are in driving distance, or the Atlantic Beaches, also in driving distance. When you are never more than two hours away from any beach you can never get bored! The beach is always special. I went to the Atlantic side to a place called Neptune Beach. We were staying in a beach house that our friends told us about. The Atlantic side has excellent waves for boogie-boarding and other water sports. The Gulf side is great for fishing, kayaking, and scalloping.
This time we saw a lot of people stand-up-paddle-boarding in the surf. We went surf-fishing and caught a shark! There are a huge number of beach towns near Gainesville. A lot of Gainesville kids go to Crescent Beach which is close to St. Augustine. I think it is cool that you can go to the beach in Crescent then go to St. Augustine and see the Castillo de San Marcos which is a huge fort used in many different wars.
I see a lot of my friends when we go to the beach. This time, my old friends Van and Ty happened to be standing at the street corner right in Neptune Beach! So I went boogie boarding and fishing with them the next day! (Here they are in the picture with their mom and dad, and our cast net for finger mullet.)
For a place without beaches of its own, Gainesville sure is special beach-wise!
Expect more posts,