I've never been to Florida's beaches but will be there in about a week. I know there is quite a bit to do besides the beach - haven't researched too much yet but will before I get there-we're going to Sundestin.
I'm taking my wife and 3 girls. We obviously would like to play in the water but if we can't, will we still be able to hang out at the beach or do they shut the whole thing down? For example, can we get far enough away from the water and washed up tar just to make sand castles or look for crabs at night or walk along the beach at night?
Secondly, I know that we might be able to find a clean place within a few minutes drive but where might that place be and how can I find out if it is all clear? I realize things could change a lot by the time I get there but you gotta start somewhere.