For True Romance, Get Thee to the Beach

    By Lauren Tjaden

    Four ways to kindle the flames by the beach with your sweetheart.

    Looking for a special way to celebrate with that special someone in your life? These four lovely ideas are guaranteed to help you get your snuggle on.

    Say ‘I Do’ All Over Again

    Lovers Key State Park’s shell-strewn shores in Fort Myers Beach provide the perfect backdrop for Love at Lovers Key, the park’s annual Valentine’s Day vow renewal ceremony. Couples are invited to the park to enjoy a champagne toast, cake cutting, dancing, socializing and more. The ultimate way to cap off the evening is with a stroll on the pristine, white-sand beach, holding hands while the sun disappears into the Gulf.

    Toast the Full Moon

    For a heart-throb adventure, Climb to the Moon at Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest. In this monthly event, the lighthouse keeper leads you up the strangely beautiful spiral staircase of this National Historic Landmark. At its top, the world spreads below you in a vast panorama. Sip a sparkling beverage as the sun melts into the Halifax River, its golden light playing over Ponce Inlet and the distant high-rises of Daytona Beach. Then toast the full moon, rising pale and glorious over the waves of the Atlantic.

    Massage Away Your Cares

    It doesn’t get much better than a couples massage on the soft sands of Casa Marina Resort in Key West. Escape with your loved one into a thatch-roofed cabana for a full body massage tailored to your wishes, complete with custom aromatherapy. The melody of the surf, the ocean’s perfume and the pleasure of a good rub combine to make this intimate, side-by-side experience unforgettable. To make even more memories, indulge in strawberries and chocolate, a bottle of Champagne, or a bouquet of fresh flowers, all available through the resort’s Guest Services.

    Sail into the Sunset

    Cuddle under a pile of cozy blankets on the deck of Dolphin Landings’ luxury sailing yacht and glide into the smooth, calm waters of Boca Ciega Bay to witness a breathtaking show, courtesy of Mother Nature. You’ll set sail from St. Pete Beach about an hour before sunset to allow you plenty of time to admire the sky, painted in a vast array of colors. Enjoy a cocktail or a toast, connect with nature and your beloved, and finally, cruise home under the star-studded night.

    The beach, with its effortless, enduring beauty, is the perfect place for romance.