For part of our trip (maybe 2-3 days), we want to go to the beach on the Gulf Coast in the Clearwater / St. Pete area. I have never been to the beach on that side. I hear there are places where you can walk out forever and still be waist high. Where is that? What beach would you recommend? Is Crystal Beach nice? What about Clearwater Beach? Hurricanes shouldn't be a factor in mid-October, right? We have 3 children - 8, 11, 13. Thanks for any input.