Although rare, Red Tide can transform beautiful beaches into places to avoid. Fish kills, coughing, and nasty water often results. If you’re looking to avoid Red Tide, here’s how to do it.
WHAT IS RED TIDE?
Red Tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon that normally occurs in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a harmful algal bloom consisting primarily of an organism called “Karenia brevis”. It is thought that harmful nutrients from drainage runoff, septic systems, Lake Okeechobee water releases, and man-made spills contribute to Red Tide and/or make it worse.
HOW TO TRACK IT
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Boating without owning is easier than you think. Thanks to some new options created recently, it’s never been better to enjoy all the benefits of owning a boat without the hassles. Here’s how to do it.
RENT A BOAT
The most obvious way to enjoy boating without owning is to simply rent a boat. Nowadays, there are boat rental companies located almost everywhere. Renting a boat is the quickest and least costly way to spend the day on the water. All that’s required is food, drinks, and maybe some water floats and you’re set.
HERE’S A GREAT PLACE TO ENJOY A BOAT RENTAL
Can you blame the locals for wanting to keep Florida’s exquisite secret beaches hush hush? We can’t! Because finding a beautiful and secluded beach in a land swarming with sun worshippers can be tricky indeed. Luckily for you, the crew at Snag-A-Slip has scoured the great state of Florida and discovered some of the most unforgettable of Florida’s secret beaches. But do us a favor, and don’t tell the locals who told you!
This super-secret list is for all warm breeze and sunshine seekers looking for a reprieve from the well-known, and often jam-packed, Florida beaches. Although there are many...
With school soon to be out, many parents will wonder what are the best Florida summer activities for kids? Take it from me, these will not disappoint.
BRING A CAST NET TO THE BEACH
One of the best things I ever did for my kids when they were young was brought a cast net to the beach. I can’t overemphasize how beneficial this was for them. The endless fun they had catching fish, learning about the ocean, and socializing with other kids was priceless. Also, as they got older it became a wonderful way for my wife and me to catch up on some relaxation without having to pay a babysitter.
All Florida beaches are great but tropical Florida beaches are even better. If you’re in search of beautiful water and lots of coconut palm trees, these are the best ones the State has to offer.
Despite its difficulty getting to, Loggerhead Key is by far the best tropical beach in all of Florida. Located in the Dry Tortugas National Park and only accessible by boat, this is the only beach where you feel like you are truly in the middle of the Caribbean. Crystal-clear water, a beautiful coral reef, white sand, and the iconic lighthouse...
Tampa Bay has some amazing Super Bowl beaches that are definitely worth visiting. In fact, the Tampa Bay region is loaded with some of the best beaches in all of Florida. In my opinion, these are the best ones to visit during the Super Bowl.
FT DESOTO COUNTY PARK
Ft. DeSoto Park is probably the most convenient beach in the Tampa Bay area. This county park is absolutely beautiful and loaded with amenities. Here, you can relax on a world-class beach, camp, launch a boat, kayak, stand-up paddle board, cruise one of the bike trails, or simply enjoy its beauty and history. In addition, Ft. DeSoto...