Sunset at Kiholo Bay on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawai
Kiholo Bay is a protected series of calm tidepools inside a picturesque bay. It’s a great place to spend a beach day, especially if you want to be a little more off the beaten path. This bay used to be a bit “loved to death” by tourists and locals, but conservation efforts have really improved the location over the past few years. The biggest improvement has been prohibiting driving on the beach, which used to account for most of the ecosystem damage. The state may be developing the site as a new state park.
HDR Sunset at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine
Anastasia State Recreation Area is a 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) Florida State Park located on a peninsula on the Atlantic coast of Anastasia Island across Matanzas Bay from downtown St. Augustine. The park has a variety of wildlife, birds and plants in a setting of beaches, tidal salt marsh, and marine and upland hammock.Activities include bird watching, camping, fishing, sun bathing, running, surfing, sail boarding, swimming, kayaking, hiking and picnicking.Amenities include a campground and nature trails, and the park is unique in being the site of a quarry from which the coquina stone used in the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine was mined.