St. Lucie, Fl. is absolutely awesome for beach and intra-coastal waterway access. Summer days with my family are spent 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 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.