I am tring to plan a little vacation for my family and wanted some info on Cedar Key, Florida and/or the "Forgotten Coast." I have 2 teenage daughters who are both highly athletic and seem to enjoy their dad's hair-brained adventures in sailing - especially in locations not at "home" (we live near the Mississippi Gulf Coast)!
I have spent a lot of time on the Emerald Coast and I have lived in St. Petersburg. I have always been curious about the coastline between those two areas.
Is the water and beaches similar to what is found on the Emerald Coast? Obviously, the girls want Panama City (which is real close, so they CAN drive over for a day
), but the parents want secluded island getaway
- and the Forgotten Coast or Cedar Key seems to fit the bill...
The Forgotten Coast seems to emphasize fishing, eating and siteseeing which tends to make me beleive they don't really have "beaches" like the communities to the south and west. Obviously, this is a "sailing trip," so it SEEMS we could sail out to the islands of Cedar Key or the "Forgotten Coast."
I love to park the boat for dinner at seafood eatery with a dock and would take recommendations...
any help (especially pic of the beaches/water) would be appreciated -- AND SAILING STORIES/ADVICE IS AWAYS NEEDED!
I am not "married" to these 2 places and would consider somplace in the area other than what I have mentioned!
"The Elephant" -- 24ft Spindrift