Sand Key Park is a large park with a large beach. You can picnic under a pavilion, walk the trails and watch beautiful sunsets. It has a dog park for the animal lovers divided for large and small dogs. I have been here several times and like that its not so crowded. Its a bit of a walk to the Gulf mostly because of the size of the beach. The views are amazing you can watch dolphins and manatees every day. Parking is reasonable and sunsets are beautiful. I would highly recommend spending at least one day at Sand Key Park.