It doesn't take much to get us dreaming of seashells and rum-and-sun soaked afternoons. And who can argue that nothing tastes better than an icy cocktail complemented by warm, salty air?
There are, however, different variations on the beach bar theme. Some of the best bars are little more than shacks serving up the freshest seafood and most delicious rum drinks this side of the Caribbean. Others offer the best beach party, beginning each day as soon as the hangover wears off. There are also a newer crop of beach bars offering all the deliciousness of a day at the beach artfully mixed with posh sophistication. No matter your flavor, these are a few of our favorite beach bars around.