Lay of the Land: Located at the west end of Gulf Road, Sunset Beach Park is a favorite with both locals and visitors for picnics, swimming and boat launching. This is the perfect beach to go to if you want to escape the crowds.

Little Known Facts: Built in 1926, the Sunset Beach causeway enhanced one of the city's favorite recreational area, making this beach park possible.

Why You Should Go: True to its name, this is a spectacular place to view sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico. A free evening monthly concert series takes place on the beach and is typically scheduled around the full moon, making an ideal for music under the stars. The park has barbcue grills, sheltered picnic tables, a concession stand, bicycle stands and public restrooms.

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