Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

Amanda's First Scalloping Adventure

Gazing at the smooth Gulf of Mexico, Amanda and her sisters couldn’t wait to head out. They heard from friends how fun scalloping was but had never done it themselves. Can you swim around in shallow water and just grab them? Do they really have bright blue eyes?

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Summer Scalloping on Florida's Adventure Coast: So Fun!

Summertime on Florida’s Adventure Coast means scalloping. Slipping into bathwater-warm Gulf of Mexico waters at the first sight of those shells shimmering beneath brings a surge of joy unlike any other. The eagerness of discovery and success at grabbing them as they zig zag through the clear...

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Why the Center of the State is Your Florida Vacation Sweet Spot

How brilliant are you to base your summer vacation right here in the middle of the state? You win with affordability, access and outdoor adventure.

Nature's Place to Play, on the west coast, sits in the geographic center of Florida's 832-mile length (as measured from the tip of the panhandle to...

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20 Affordable Adventure Ideas

Spend your vacation in Nature’s Place to Play and have plenty of fun without breaking the bank.

Plan memorable days and evenings with this round up of 20 Affordable Adventure Ideas.

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17 Amazing Adventures for 2017

As you welcome a fresh new year, grab ideas and make your plans with this list of 17 adventures sure to thrill. Will 2017 be the year you learn something new, go guided or gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access?

Check out this list of 17 unique adventures to try on for size.

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Artificial Reefs and Future Plans

by Keith Kolasa

Community Collaboration

Hernando County has had a long history of artificial reef construction thanks to the support of its residents, fishing clubs, dive shops, members of the Hernando County Port Authority and the Board of County Commissioners.

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You Catch It. We Cook It.

BeckyJacks Food Shack 8070 Cortez Boulevard Weeki Wachee, FL 352-610-4412 BeckyJack's Food Shack

Brian's Place 3430 Shoal Line Boulevard Hernando Beach, FL 352-597-5101 Brian's Place

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All About Bay Scallops

by Brittany Hall-Scharf

Where are all the scallops? During scalloping season, this is one of the most popular questions that arise.

About Bay Scallop Counts

Abundance surveys of Florida’s bay scallop are conducted along the state’s west coast every summer by scientists at the Fish and Wildlife...

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