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The Gulf is often paraded for its soft white-sand beaches, but if you look a little farther down the path less traveled you just might uncover another kind of spectacular sight. The rocky shoreline at Caspersen Beach, Florida, is exactly that.
I have previous mentioned Caspersen Beach in another article about it being the "Shark Tooth Capital of the World," but I figured it was worth re-mentioning since I was totally taken by surprise at how enchanting and unusual its rocky, dark shore was.
To me, in certain areas it almost made me feel like I was at a Hawaiian beach covered in lava rocks! Of course, minus the actual lava and volcanoes. I have been to many beaches along the Gulf and can honestly say that this is one of the first I've seen like it.
And as you can see from my close-up photo of the sand below, there are a lot of darker-than-normal particles mixed in with the Gulf's usual bright-colored sand.
I have theorized (though I'm not 100% sure) if this is a direct correlation to the eroding fossilized shark teeth hidden among the sand here (there are a LOT!)
Seriously, people leave this beach with handfuls of fossilized teeth; sometimes even from megalodons!
I won't go too much into the shark tooth aspect since I already wrote about it, but if you want to learn more, you can do so by clicking here!
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It's a family-friendly beach with boardwalk trails, outside shower units, and ample FREE parking --to name just a few amenities!
Pro Tip: The waves here are relatively small, but you should plan on bringing water shoes if you want to go in the water to protect your feet from the rocks and broken shells, because they are very sharp. I mean, a rock is one thing --but imagine stepping on a shark tooth! Ouch.
âCaspersen Beach is located near Sarasota, Florida and is open daily from sunrise to sunset. If you get bored and need something to do while you're in the area, you'll be pleased to know there is no shortage of sightseeing spots in and around Sarasota.
You can find more information about the beach, and other things to do in the area, here.
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