POINTS OF INTEREST
Down a stretch from Clearwater Beach, adjacent to Cooper's Island Nature Reserve, Turtle Beach offers the same tranquility, but with a bit less traffic. The water's also a deeper turquoise color here, and very calm. If you're lucky, you might even spot a turtle. There's also a lifeguard station with a guard on duty. When your tummy grumbles, it's a short walk to Gombey's Restaurant. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards. Best for: solitude; snorkeling; swimming.