The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Chastain Beach
Today’s Adventure led me to Chastain Beach.
This is one of my favorite Florida beaches I have visited on my journey so far. Chastain Beach is a small beach on the Hutchinson Island of Florida’s Treasure Coast. The beach can be found between bathtub beach and the House of Refuge (Click here for more information). It is a nice, quiet beach perfect for locals to visit. Due to its smaller size it would not be a magnet for large groups of tourists. This beach is also perfect for a family outing because there are bathroom facilities and a shower to wash the sand off before leaving.
I awoke this morning thinking that I would be heading to Bathtub Beach. On my way there, I noticed a smaller beach access that I had yet to visit and decided that this would be the scene for my weekly adventure. I parked my Jeep in the small parking lot and grabbed my gear. I was curious to find out what scenery awaited me. A wooden walkway led through a thick layer of tropical foliage, concealing the beautiful beach that was waiting to be discovered. This was a wonderful morning to photograph a beach sunrise!
I climbed the wooden stairs and began walking on the boardwalk, towards the ocean. Passing through the thick, tropical foliage displayed a beautiful sight before me. To my left were beautiful rock formations, hiding caves and crevasses that my kids would undoubtedly want to explore. To my right was a sandy beach, littered with thousands of seashells, reflecting the morning sunrise in the receding waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Before taking any pictures, I took a few minutes to assess the area and simply enjoy the view. Time always seems to go by much faster when you are doing something that you love. Before I knew it, I had captured every moment that I could before it could no longer be considered “sunrise”. This was a day worthy of waking up early!
Sadly, the adventure had come to an end. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my photographs at least a fraction as much as I enjoyed witnessing the real thing. Please feel free to like, comment, and even share them with others. The conclusion of today’s journey only motivates me to look forward to what the future will bring. Please join me next week as I continue on my Hutchinson Island Adventure!