The day promised scattered thunderstorms for the afternoon so we decided to head for the beach for the morning, it would certainly be too hot to be there for too long anyway. Boca Grande is the one we chose to visit, it is on one of the barrier islands and the beaches are almost white and not very busy. We took the causeway over the Intracoastal Waterway and drove south for about 5 miles to one of the public access points. It was a beautiful spot.
The thunderstorms were about in the afternoon and were quite close to us but all we got were a few rumbles and a sprinkling of rain.