After dropping off my Amazon load in Davenport, I headed straight to the Beach. Which one? Cocoa, Daytona, even St Johns or Duval?
I wanted to head north to be closer to my next load on Monday. But the beaches further north in St Augustine and Jacksonville still have time restrictions and Flagler off-the-beaten-path and laid-back is a good bet.
There are no major hotel chains or tons of restaurants, bars and condos. It’s not congested like Daytona and it’s quiet, not as much as Biloxi, but it’s local and not overrun by tourists.
The surf is good on a good off-shore, but the sand is far from pure like Miami or Biloxi. Far from white, it’s actually the color of red-clay
The sand is red clay from coquina rocks and instead of blowing off with the wind, sticks to your feet and tracks all over the truck. One thing I’ve learned about beaches in Florida and the Gulf coast, they run the gamut. From hard-packed sand in Daytona that you literally need a power drill to put up an umbrella to powdery sand in Mexico Beach, every beach is not the same, and every beach attracts different types of people and provides a different atmosphere.
Enjoyed the seared mahi fish tacos – big chunks of meat with crunchy cabbage and fresh pico de gallo from Tortugas It was nice ordering my food here and it was peaceful spending the night across the street. Can’t wait till the restaurant opens next week.