Great weather expected over the next few days is drawing thousands to our coast this holiday weekend.
Hundreds flocked to the beach Friday as the unofficial start to the summer season kicked off. Many spent the day tanning, swimming, and building sandcastles.
Tourism officials say despite the struggling economy, cheap gas prices and nice weather have brought visitors to here.
One family we caught up with from Indiana says they like it so much that they're actually relocating next month.
Crystal Coast tourism officials say business is already up from numbers recorded last year.