When we got to the beach the first thing the boys did was run in the ocean and catch a crab. We were at the beach all of 5 minutes before Bobby caught one. While us girls soaked up the sun, Trey and Bobby made a mermaid in the sand. We only went to the beach one time this trip, the next trip to the beach I plan on living on the beach the entire time. The water was clear so you could see your feet and there was hardly any seaweed at all. I like Santa Rosa Beach way more than Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. I am pretty sure we were the youngest people there. It was very nice and quiet. The only thing I like more about Gulf Shores is there are a billion more restaurants to choose from and are usually within walking distance.