Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

Your Florida's Adventure Coast Scallop Season Primer

Scalloping is fun, easy and requires little in the way of gear or expertise. That's part of the reason why it's such a popular summertime water adventure. The irresistible urge to reach out and grab the little guys is another!

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Discover Hernando Beach

Do you love exploring Florida’s coastal communities? Is it a favorite pastime when visiting or revisiting parts of this peninsular state? If so, then Hernando Beach will be a revelation.

Poised on the calm, relatively shallow Gulf of Mexico, Hernando Beach is a sun-baked, thriving community...

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Do Something New with These 17 Amazing Adventures

Learn something new. Browse this list of 17 new-to-you adventures sure to thrill. Will this 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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Florida's Adventure Coast 2017 Coastal Initiatives

by Brittany Hall-Scharf

Florida Sea Grant, joined by community and scientific organizations, businesses, middle school students and committed individuals took special care of our coast in 2017. From marine life research and protection to coastal clean-up and shoreline enhancement, these key...

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How to Be a Friend to Nature

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

At the start of the year, the United Nations declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. “Travel. Enjoy. Respect.” promotes responsible travel.

When visiting natural...

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Why Paddling Florida's Adventure Coast is Pure Pleasure

Is kayaking your favorite outdoor adventure? If so, you're in good company and in a great place. 

Millions of Americans have discovered the thrill of kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. According to the Outdoor Foundation, each year shows a surge in paddlesport popularity. Top...

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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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Florida's Adventure Coast Evening Cool Downs

The sun. Those puffy tropical clouds that open with occasional drenching bursts.The free-form family hours of swimming, scalloping, boating or just keeping cool. All are late summertime scenes. Here are some ways to wrap the day and enjoy pretty cloud-painted evenings.

Wind down from your summer...

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