Clearwater beach. Taken in November 2009. Not many people traveling during the recession!
These cabanas, beaches and motels were quite empty in those days. I stayed one week in Riviera Motel and I was the only guest during this time.
The cabanas rent for $15/day, I paid $25 (incl tax) for day+night in motel!
Economy is also one reason why the beach is pristine clean.