Photo Essay: Chasing Florida Beach Sunsets

“There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.”
– from the film “Wild”

There’s one thing I try not to miss whenever I’m at the beach: the sunset. Beach days are, for me, usually just that — days. I wake up early, make the trip, and reluctantly leave at the day’s end. But I can always justify staying an extra 20 minutes for that feeling of peace and calm I get watching the sun dip down below the horizon.

A sunset sail on Anna Maria Island, FL
Anna Maria Island sunset sail
Beach sunsets on Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key, FL
Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key, FL

Sunsets (and occasionally sunrises, although I much prefer sleeping in) are one of my favorite things about visiting the beach. Like having an ice cream cone, watching the sunset at the end of the day is one of those things that, if missed, makes a beach trip feel somehow incomplete. Continue reading “Photo Essay: Chasing Florida Beach Sunsets”