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Not crowded, family friendly beach on panhandle

Columbus, Indiana
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Not crowded, family friendly beach on panhandle

We’re looking for a quieter beach to take our 1 year old that isn’t too expensive. I’ve been to PCB but would prefer something less crowded, preferably panhandle due to driving time. Also, would late April be warm enough for the pool water to be warm?

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1. Re: Not crowded, family friendly beach on panhandle

Hi, try the panhandle forums

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2. Re: Not crowded, family friendly beach on panhandle

I think that the area itself will not be terribly crowded in late April. I do think that the water in the pool- unless it’s been heated will be fairly cool and that the ocean will still be a little brisk for me personally. But people from the north seem to have better resistance to cold than us southerners. As far as place I suggest looking at areas east or west of the bigger cities. Okaloosa Island, Navarre, Mexico Beach will all be less crowded than PCB, Pensacola and Destin.

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3. Re: Not crowded, family friendly beach on panhandle

PF, enjoyed the line about resistance to cold. So true!

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