Inns Magazine Issue 1 Vol. 18 Spring Romance 2014 - Page 16

y first summer after high school was spent in Ocean City, Maryland, at the beach. I worked at an ice cream parlor

and rode my bike to work everyday. I couldn’t wait for my day off so I could enjoy the lovely sandy beach and just relax in the sun. I now live in West Palm Beach and enjoy the splendor of the beaches there, but I love to visit other beaches in Florida, where you can enjoy the glory of the waves, surf and sand. Every so often, as we sit in our office, we dream of going to the beach, somewhere warm, welcoming and fun. We save up our vacation time to do just that, so we want the vision to match the realty. There are several wonderful B&B Inns in Florida located right on the beach that meet the criteria.

Port d’Hiver Bed and Breakfast is all about the beach. This is a luxury seaside B&B on Melbourne Beach, Florida and they provide everything you need for a day at the beach including beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, coolers and bicycles. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, you can enjoy a cold drink while looking at the ocean from your very own porch or visit in the private courtyard under blooming bougainvillea, or soak away the salt, sand and sun in the bubbling spa pool. The historic inn consists of four Key West style buildings set around a beautiful interior. May through October the wide beautiful beach has the 2nd largest nesting colony of Loggerhead turtles in the nation.

As seen on ABC's Good Morning America, Turtle Beach Inn at Indian Pass is "Old Florida" where  you  can experience the charm and natural beauty of Florida's Forgotten Coast.  Located in the panhandle of Florida, the Inn and cottages are nestled between cabbage palms and long-needled pines on an often-deserted Gulf coast beach that is also a sea turtle nesting area.  You can swim, shell, fish, kayak, bike, golf or even go horseback riding.  You can go there to simply  relax on the porches or on the beach.  There are state parks, national forests,  and wildlife preserves waiting to be explored, all right there  on the Forgotten Coast. 


Inns E-Magazine / Spring 2014



at the ocean

A Visit to Florida's Waterfront Inns

By: Patricia Detwiler