We passed funky beach towns along the way, and stopped in Apalachicola, where we talked with a man who was walking his cat near the waterfront. Tim happened to see him and couldn’t resist stopping and letting Kitty out for a visit. Too bad she wasn’t a bit more friendly.
After leaving Panama City Beach, we turned onto County Road 30A, which is home to several beach communities that are distinctly different from other towns along the coast. Rosemary Beach was the first town we happened upon, but it was Seaside that I really wanted Tim to see.
|The Natural Dunes Are Preserved Along the Beach at Seaside|
|Seaside Town Center|
|A Variety of Housing Types|
|Rooftop Towers Dot the Skyline|
|Towers From Which to See the Sea|
|Porches and Towers|
|Picket Fences Enclose Front Yards|
|Front Porches Are Friendly|
|Coleman Pavilion Marks an Entrance to the Beach|
|The Seaside Post Office, Everyone's Favorite Building|
After a leisurely stroll through Seaside, we drove a few miles down the road and settled into a campground at another of Florida’s lovely state parks. This time it’s Grayton Beach State Park, a beautiful beach with coastal dunes that lead to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.