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.
A couple pieces of driftwood sit alone on the white sands of Egmont Key. The white sand and aqua tones of the water are reminiscent of a tropical island. The Key, located in Tampa Bay is only accessible by boat meaning the beach is not as crowded as one might accept.
This giant pot was part of the power plant that once provided electricity to the island of Egmont Key along Florida's west coast. Age and erosive wave action have toppled the building onto the white sand of the beach.
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.