A Beach on the Dutch side of St Martin in the Caribbean. Light sand in the foreground is a marked contrast to the mountains in the background. Local merchants rent umbrellas, and water sport gear to tourists while others sell beer and refreshments.
Portrait view of Florida coastline featuring John U Lloyd State Park. Hollywood's North Beach Park, the fishing pier and the buildings of Hollywood and Miami are visible in the background. The beaches are located on the east coast of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean.
No matter what time of year, chances are pretty good that people will be at the beach in Florida. Locals will bundle up on a cold day while tourists and snowbirds will treat it like a sunny day. Here you can see folks in jackets while a shirtless boy plays in the sand. Grain has been added to this photo to enhance the atmosphere.
Even thick clouds can do little to lessen the attraction of the white sands of Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast. The fact that the key is only accessible by boat means fewer crowds.
This beach is along the Matanzas River in eastern Florida, not far from St Augustine. The beach is adjacent to the ferry launch to Fort Matanzas, a national park. The ferry ride and the park are free to visitors.
An oldie, but a goodie, this shot is among my wife's favorites. It's a local favorite as well. That is the venice, Florida fishing pier in the background as a small patch of sunlight lights up a patch of sand.