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Weather in December/January...beach or not?

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Weather in December/January...beach or not?

Hi everyone-

Is the weather okay to go to the beach, swim, play in sand/water, etc in December/January? The dates are Dec 26, 2014 -Jan 3, 2015. We are traveling with a 5 and 2 year old and would like a beach getaway. Not sure if Siesta Key is an appropriate destination for this.

Thanks!

Maria

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1. Re: Weather in December/January...beach or not?

The water will not be that warm...JHMO.

You can go to the beach, play in the sand..swimming for me in the Gulf?..no.

Some people do though.

~SRQgirl

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2. Re: Weather in December/January...beach or not?

We went that EXACT week in 2011. The first day was windy and the air was a little cool. But every other day we went in the water and it was fine to me. As warm as our beaches here in summer if not warmer. Personally I like to be refreshed when I swim...I don't like to feel like I am taking a bath

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3. Re: Weather in December/January...beach or not?

We are from Los Angeles and our beaches are pretty cold...so I'm thinking it can't be colder than that. (Hopefully) so you think it would be a good idea to rent a beach house/condo during that time? Thanks soooo much!

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4. Re: Weather in December/January...beach or not?

I would def want to be right on the beach, especially with kids and all their stuff.

Crescent Beach area is nice

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5. Re: Weather in December/January...beach or not?

Yay! Thanks so much!!!! Will def look into crescent beach!!!!

6. Re: Weather in December/January...beach or not?

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