Folks might be wearing long sleeves and long pants, but even with air temperature just above the water temperature of 60° F, the beaches of Florida are not empty. The sand is still warmer than snow. As noon approaches the Venice, Florida Fishing Pier is still an attraction.
A cold day at the beach shoveling shells beats a day shoveling snow every time. Locals might be wearing long pants and jackets, but tourists sport shorts as they ply the sand searching for shells and sharks teeth. Many use "Florida Snow Shovels" a contraption made of screen to let the water through while keeping the shells. On this day the water and air temperature in Venice, Florida were the same at 60° F.