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A Dark Stormy Night at Sunset Beach – Tarpon Springs, Florida

Dark stormy skies at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is home to several beautiful beaches. Today, we decided to take a look at Sunset Beach. Unfortunately, due to an oncoming storm we were unable to take any sunset photos. However, we did enjoy the stormy views and deserted atmosphere. What a nice change of pace to finally enjoy a beach without hoards of crowds around!

Walkway at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

In Florida, it seems that any day you visit the beach, whether a weekday morning or weekend afternoon, it is always crowded! I’ll take cooler temperatures and storm clouds over intense crowds any day! Plus, the storm clouds combined with the pretty palm tree landscaping made for a rather attractive setting. Sunset Beach had more landscaping that many other area beaches I have visited. I am in Florida; I want to see palm trees! It just adds to that relaxing island atmosphere.

Palm tree and storm clouds at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Dark storm clouds and palm trees at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Low storm clouds over Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

The sun peeking in through the storm clouds at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Windy and stormy night at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Dark clouds and lots of palm trees - Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Sunset Beach is one of the few beaches in Pinellas County where I noticed volleyball courts on the sand. Having lived in California, I enjoy a game of beach volleyball every now and then. I will definitely have to plan an afternoon visit to take in a game. Other amenities include bench seating to enjoy the views. The sand was not very well strained, although it looked like there were plenty of seashells for collectors. Typically, after a storm is the best time to search for shells.

A view of the volleyball net

Volleyball net at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Photographers lined up by the water

Photographers at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida

I will have to visit Sunset again on a clear night. I’ll be sure to post some beautiful sunset pictures in the near future!

Sunset Beach is located at 1700 Sunset Dr. in Tarpon Springs, Florida.  Parking is free.

Have you ever visited Sunset Beach or any other Tarpon Springs beaches? What are your favorite area beaches?



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  1. […] the name implies, Sunset Beach is an excellent beach for sunset photography. A small little beach with a great setting: the palm […]



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