Independent Book Review
"I'm strictly an inside gal, but the next time I venture to the beach I will bring my copy of this book with me. By doing all the research himself, McRee makes it very easy for anyone planning a trip to the beach. Florida Beaches should be available in every Chamber of Commerce office and Tourists/ Visitors Bureau along the Gulf Coast." Lisa Ciurro of Tampa Book Buzz
Independent Book Review
"...beautiful pictures and more very honest, very straight-forward reviews of the beaches. How many times have you wanted to know about a particular area only to find all available information is about the city and shops surrounding the beach? Not here! I urge anyone planning to travel around Florida to pick up this one." Kim, site administrator for Best of Sanibel Captiva
Comments from readers.....
"We received your book this week and are enjoying it immensely. We've found it very well written with lots of usable information. The maps and descriptions are clear and we expect to easily find the beaches we want to visit. Thanks for writing the book. I'm sure lots of people will find it useful." K.D. from Minnesota.
Another reader comment...
"I got your book today! Wow, that was fast. Started reading it and can't wait to live in Fla and explore all the beaches. My brother called me right away (he got his book today too) and he is thrilled with it. Elizabeth N., from Maryland
SOLD OUT on 8/15/2012
The first printing has sold out. Look for an all-new completely revised and updated printed book in early 2013.
When the update is ready, I'll post the announcement here. You can also be notified via the following channels:
Why would you buy this book?
Here's why: On January 15, 2007 I received an email from "Dan." Here's what he had to say:
"We discovered Anna Maria years ago after attempting to stay in Clearwater Beach. After a day and night of total disappointment, we bailed out of our room there and headed south over the bridge. Following our nose, we searched for a place better suited to our taste. After reaching the coast and Anna Maria Island, it has become my vision of Heaven on Earth."
Too bad Dan didn't have a copy of my Florida Beaches book. He could have easily learned that Clearwater Beach was not what he was looking for.
Do you think it would have been worth $17 to Dan to NOT waste 48 hours of his hard earned vacation being "totally disappointed" with his choice of beaches?
Some people would LOVE Clearwater beach. Some people would find Anna Maria Island dreadfully boring. Wouldn't it be better to have enough information to make the right decision before you make your travel arrangements?
All the information you need to know about what each beach and island on the lower west coast of Florida has to offer is in this book.
I have visited every island and every beach many times and in this book I compare them all. Each beach has something unique to offer. I focus heavily on the beaches themselves--how to find the right beach for you and your family, where to find parking, where to swim and where NOT to swim, how to be safe and have fun.
Find beach accesses not shown on any maps.
Need free parking? If there is any available, I tell you where it is.
Are you looking for that brilliant white sugar sand beach? This book tells you where to find them.
Want a beach with lifeguards, volleyball nets, full facilities, snack bars, and a big crowd of people? This book tells you where to find them.
Discover the most secluded and private beaches.
Beach access locations, fees, hours, facilities. 176 pages, 48 black and white photos, and 25 maps. 96 named beaches, many more unnamed accesses. Covers beaches from Dunedin to Marco Island. Does not cover panhandle beaches or the Florida Keys.
Page after page of personal observation, no-holds-barred commentary, and yes, my opinion on each beach. Read some samples here.
In this book I also reveal my favorite beaches; the ones I keep going back to year after year.
Here are some copies of the book on display, and a photo of me, the author, displaying my book at a book signing at MacIntosh Books
So why not have all the information you need
to discover your
new favorite beach!