Posts Tagged ‘fishing’

Flagler Beach

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Flagler Beach is a quiet town on the Palm Coast of Northeast Florida, 30 minutes north of Daytona Beach and 45 minutes south of St. Augustine. There are just under 20 miles of pristine beaches here, and few crowds. People visit the area and stay in Flagler Beach bed and breakfasts because of the beautiful natural surroundings, strong arts and culture, and outdoor recreation. Surfing is particularly popular here, for some of the biggest waves in Florida hit this stretch of the Palm Coast.

Swim with the dolphins at Flagler Beach.

Flagler Beach may be best known for its 800′ long pier – a paradise for fishing. No matter the weather, intrepid anglers may be seen dangling their lines off the pier. If you like to fish, consider booking a room in a Flagler Beach bed and breakfast; you’ll want a big, healthy breakfast in you when you battle a big one.

If you can tear yourself away from the Pier, browse the many shops and restaurants along the waterfront, and consider a trip to the Flagler Beach Historical Museum. It provides a thorough history of the region- from the Stone Age to the present. See prehistoric bones, dehydrated astronaut food and much, much more. (more…)

Heavenly High Springs

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Cool off tubing near High Springs in Northeast Florida.

High Springs is in Northeast Florida, midway between Gainesville and Lake City. Time spent in High Springs bed and breakfasts would do anyone good; the town is peaceful, the land around it stunningly beautiful, and the people friendly.

Visit River Rise Preserve State Park, just out of town. The Santa Fe River re-emerges here in a quiet, circular pool after a brief hiatus underground. This is an ideal place to escape summer heat – the trees are huge and the shade is deep. Anglers, spend a day fishing the Santa Fe River here. Hikers, choose from over 20 miles of trails. Birdwatchers, bring your binoculars.

A bit farther from town is Ichetucknee Springs State Park, where the Ichetucknee River passes through wetlands and shaded hammocks before joining the Santa Fe River. At this time of year, you’ll want to stop outside the park and rent tubes and snorkeling equipment, for tubing is extremely popular and fun. Come on – live a little! (more…)

Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve

Saturday, March 27th, 2010
Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve in Southwest Florida

Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve in Southwest Florida

Between Bokeelia Island, Florida and the mainland is a slender channel known as the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve. Mangrove islands and seagrass flats line the shore of the mainland. Wildlife abounds: oysters, seabirds, fish.

The Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve is an ideal place to kayak, fish, or go birding while you are staying at a Cape Coral Florida bed and breakfast. Lush mangrove forests shade you as you explore meandering water trails. You’ll feel as if you could wait forever for that fish to bite, or for a closer look at a bird.

Experience the unique geography of SW Florida.

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