St. Lucie, Fl. is absolutely awesome for beach and intra-coastal waterway access. Summers with my family here are spent lounging on the beach or out on the boat. On windy winter days, however, these activities are less appealing.
While during most of the year the last thing I want to do is walk through the palmettos in blistering heat with nothing but the occasional pine tree for shade, in the cool winter wind this sunny place with palmettos for shelter from the wind is very pleasant.