Bloganuary Day 31: Best place near me to watch the sunset?

I’m going to pick South Padre Island, Texas as the best place to watch the sunset even though I didn’t get any pictures of the actual sunset when I was there AND it’s not near me (relatively speaking). I love this post because this gem of a place was the first that came to mind when I read the prompt. Twenty-five years in Texas, and we made our first trip to South Padre Island in July 2022.

Me, one evening on the beach, as the sun was beginning to set.

We went on a whim. I had a stressful year up until that point. We also wanted to spend some family time together to end the 2022 summer. My husband, Bryan, and I agreed to make the almost 6 hour drive. Unfortunately, my son, Caleb, couldn’t get off work in time. Bryan, our daughter, Elise, and I spent 4 days and 3 nights in a hotel right off the beach. It was a splendid experience.

We spent every evening at the beach. We did other things too, but we were clear on the assignment – BEACH TIME. Enjoy the photos.

Trail from hotel to beach
Hubby enjoying himself.
Elise ahead looking for a spot. Smooth sands.
We loved this place.
We learned about different birds from the region….and also alligators!
We took a photo of the gators from the top and also on the trail looking for birds.
More gators and visitors! Also trails for bird watching.
Me and Bryan at the top of the tower
Amazing sand sculpture
Another amazing sand sculpture
A walk on the main strip
Soaking up the sun rays before sunset
A lovely moment with my daughter