Caladesi is consistently ranked in the best US beaches, and it’s for good reason! I grew up about 15 minutes from this beach, yet I only went a few times a year. The reason why? It’s only accessible by boat or ferry. Which makes it all the more awesome. Even in peak tourist seasons you can usually find an empty stretch of sand. The island has crystal clear, shallow turquoise waters… perfect for shell searching or just floating in the non-existant surf.