We all know that we have some of the best beaches in America just minutes away from the stores. But, sometimes it’s not always near the forefront of national media.
Well today is a little different…
St. Pete Beach has just been rated #1 beach in the United States according to TripAdvisor and (even more exciting if you ask me) Madeira Beach has just been rated #9 on the list.
Pretty darn cool.
So spread the word, and this just reinforced what we knew already. This will generate some extra businesses for the area for sure, and is a very good sign and a welcomed surprise to start the Spring Break season.
The store was founded right here in Madeira Beach back in 2011 with this concept, and we love that there is some national recognition from savvy traveler’s that enjoy some of USA best beaches. I’ve always contended that between Madeira Beach, and Lido Beach, you just can’t go wrong with these two options on the Gulf Coast.
Madeira Beach; where the shop is located, opened a newly renovated park called Archibald Park. It has been here for a while but the city just dropped a ton of money to fix it all up, and I have to say that it looks amazing. A new snack area and gift shop. A bunch of tiki huts for eating right by the beach, plus a whole new parking area completely resurfaced. It feels a lot better than before and I think it improves the appearance of Madeira Beach quite a bit.
I had the chance to take it all in while out for my evening walk, and the added benefit of a beautiful west coast Florida sunset made the trip outside the gym all the better. I find walking perpendicular to the water gives my mental mind the ability to calm down and allows me to think a whole lot better after a day at work. I think it is the horizon which kind of puts me a trance like state. However it could be the sound of the waves, and warmth of warm Florida evening provided a very enjoyable experience. Either way it is was a great evening stroll.
Best Spot For A Walk
Every town has a place that if you want to get away from it all but still be kinda of close to town. Around the lake, by the ocean, a hiking trail, etc. Around here any of the gulf beaches are this spot. Especially toward the end of season when it gets a little quiet. There are no worries getting a parking spot or too many folks on the beach. Don’t get me wrong we love when out of town visitors are in the area, but around the middle of August all the way to Christmas week the evenings are real quiet on the beach. You basically have it all to yourself.
After my walk I didn’t spend a ton of time around the park because it was well past dusk, but I will definitely be back. If you get a chance to hit up Archibald Park for a sunset walk than I highly recommend it.