The west is the best. Or so they say, and that’s at least true for watching a sunset. As that fiery bright orange ball of light slowly dips into the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the colors change to a million shades of the rainbow, you know that it is the best sunset you’ve ever seen. Check out my favorite places on Florida’s Nature Coast to enjoy the sunset and you’re sure to see a glorious spectacle you’ll never forget.
Withlacoochee Bay Trail
A top destination for many snow birds, it is conveniently located next to the small town of Inglis, Florida on US 19, approximately 15 miles north of Crystal River, Florida. A collection of nice RV parks dot the area, drawing many retirees and tourists alike.
This trail is a paved linear walking, biking and fishing section of the scenic Cross Florida Greenway that I hiked, biked and canoed across in 2010. This section is easily navigable and parking areas make this trip an easy walk to the Gulf of Mexico. A covered Pavilion at the end of the trail overlooks one of the best sunsets on the nature coast.
This gorgeous stretch of white sand is located at the end of Fort Island Trail in Crystal River, Florida on US 19. This free park has ample parking, plenty of covered picnic areas and concessions.
Pop a squat on your blanket, sit under a shelter or over look the Gulf of Mexico sunset on the fishing pier at one of the Nature Coasts best places to watch the sunset. This place is a good romantic date spot!
Charlie’s Crab House
A great ending to any day, this fine dining restaurant is so much more than a good meal. Watch the sunset at anyone of the resorts restaurant and bar. The yardarm lounge and monkey bar are a great place to have a few drinks and watch the sun dip into the water. The Riverside Crab House is a great place to eat overlooking the river and sunset.
Charlie’s is located on Cherokee Way in Homosassa, Florida off of US 19, South of Crystal River. Visit the website for more details.