The 3-acre Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park on the Gulf of Mexico entices spring breakers despite the cold start of their vacation. The high Tuesday at Tampa International Airport, 59 degrees, broke a 44-year-old record for the date. In Brooksville, temperatures were in the low to mid 30s early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. But this afternoon's temperatures will reach near the 70s as part of a warming trend, Bay News 9 says. The forecast of mild temperatures with clear skies will last into the weekend, making for more typical Florida spring break weather. The park at 10840 Pine Island Drive is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offers picnic tables, shelters, barbecue grills, a volleyball court and playground — and of course, a beach. The gulf temperature this week: about 60 degrees.