Ewww, it looks like you are in Florida! I feel sorry for you now.
Pretty rough beach there. Might look better if you go to one with actual sand. The small parks at the ends of the Skyway are pretty photogenic and you can pull right up to the water in the sand. There's also the redneck riviera off the courtney campbel. Should be able to get some nice sundown picks, just try to avoid the lovely incinerator in the background
Depending upon how ballsy you feel, you can always go to Gulfport and drive on the beach. It's only illegal if you get caught