There is nothing more romantic than watching a sunset on the beach. Whether you’re taking a walk, having a drink, or just sitting and enjoying the big ball of fire disappear, a sunset date is perfect for Valentine’s Day with your loved one.
Fort De Soto Park:
Fort De Soto Park is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in the state of Florida, but is well known throughout the rest of the country. It is known for its picturesque landscape, abundant wildlife, and clear blue waters. It is a national park, meaning it is completely protected, as well as more isolated than many of the other beaches in the area. Fort De Soto is located in St. Petersburg and costs $5 per car to enter. This is a cheap fee for the beauty that exists within the gate. Go check out Fort De Soto’s beauty yourself with your loved one this Valentine’s Day and take a stroll down one of Florida’s most acclaimed beaches.
Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierre Verde, FL 33715
St. Pete Beach:
St. Pete beach is a public, much more popular beach in the area, but still a great spot to watch a sunset. It is littered with restaurants and beachside bars, as well as other couples looking to enjoy the beach during golden hour. The beach bar at the Postcard Inn is always happening and serves tasty, refreshing cocktails all day long. Stop by and grab a margarita before making your way down to the white sand by the water. Sip on your drinks and watch the sky turn colors of pink, orange, yellow, and red. You and your date will be buzzed off one another’s love!
Address: 6300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Pass-a-Grille beach is located on the southern end of St. Pete Beach in the quaint neighborhood of Pass-a-Grille. It is a little more exclusive than the other ends of the beach for those looking for a nice in-between of crowded and completely private. Paradise Grille, located right in the middle of the beach, serves delicious food and cocktails. Have a nice little appetizer while watching the sunset then stop by one of the many seafood restaurants in the area for a divine Valentine’s Day dinner. St. Pete is known for its sunsets and Pass-a-Grille is a wonderful place to watch one. In addition, there is no fee to enter the beach, making it extremely affordable for all.
Address: 900 Gulf Way, Pass-a-Grille Beach, FL 33706
Sunset Beach at Treasure Island:
There is no better place to watch a sunset than Sunset Beach of course! Located in the southern tip of Treasure Island, right outside of St. Petersburg, Sunset Beach offers much more than just a beach. The park includes paved walking and bicycle paths, as well as restaurants, tiki huts, and bohemian beachside bars. The vibes of the beach are extremely low-key and hip. Get out and be active, bring a beach blanket and take in the beautiful sunset, or sip on some beers at one of the bars. Whatever you decide to do, Sunset Beach is a perfect date spot for Valentine’s Day with your significant other.
Address: 8000 W. Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706
Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach:
“Sunsets at Pier 60” is a festival that runs 364 days a year from two hours before until two hours after sunset. The current time of the festival is 4 -8 p.m. Couples can visit the pier and not only view the beautiful sunset, but also check out the many artisans, crafters, and street performers that populate this famous landmark. After walking along the pier and watching the sky erupt in bright colors, couples can seek out a place to eat in the quaint town of Clearwater. This date night is great for Valentine’s Day, as well as any other day of the year.
Address: 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767