May 22, 2008
Caladesi Island State Park, near Clearwater, was named the nation's best beach in 2008. Siesta Key, near Sarasota, was in the top 3. Both beaches are on the Gulf of Mexico and are about a two hour drive from Orlando. Closer to home, I like Ponce Inlet, which is only an hour drive. But east or west, I like living near some of the best beaches in the world.