I am looking for recommendations for a good beach town to vaction at with a 3 year old and 6 month old. Our recent beach escapes in the past with kids have been Cannon Beach Oregon, Carpinteria CA, Sullivan's Island SC, Tybee Island GA. All those were great because we had good house rentals on or near the beach and were also close enough to other activities (hiking in Oregon, Santa Barbara in Cali, and Charleston near Sullivan's), but still had the beach when we wanted to stay local or for after a day of exloring. We like the funky beach town atmosphere of those places, as opposed to condos and high rises - quiet and secluded is far better than crowds, of course. Is there anything similar to the above beach towns, in Florida. Feel free to recommend outside of Florida too. The other criteria is that this is April, so most of the East Coast is probabaly not beach weather yet. We'd prefer to stay on the east coast since the flights across country start to get long with a 6 month old.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.