Manatee County Marine Rescue lifeguards Joey Santos and Marshall Greene watch for any sign of distress on the beach. Under sunny skies, they reported lots of beachgoers enjoying the day Jan. 23 at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach, where the temperature reached 83 degrees. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
A crowd gathers Jan. 23 to mingle and dance to the sound of the Sea Notes Jazz Band at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell
Beachgoers walk the miles of white sand, while few people brave the 66-degree water in Gulf of Mexico Jan. 23 as afternoon winds kicked up the surf at Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.