Sonntag, 20. Januar 2008

Keaton Beach Post Box

ein ziemlich verlassener Ort, weit und breit ist garnichts, ideal wenn man seine Ruhe haben will
Keaton Beach is called “one of Floridas best kept secrets.” It is located in the “Big Bend” area of the Florida Panhandle, approximately 70 miles southeast of Tallahassee. Part of Taylor Countys Nature Coast, Keaton Beach is 17 miles south of Perry and 17 miles north of Steinhatchee on CR 361, which is called the “Scenic Coastal Loop.” It has a beautiful natural beach with shaded picnic pavilions, rest rooms, a public boat ramp and a 700-foot fishing pier. Keaton Beach is especially well known for its outstanding fishing and scalloping (Taylor County is one of only five Florida counties where scalloping is allowed.) Keaton Beach has a quiet, laid back atmosphere, but if you visit during scalloping season (which runs July through September,) accommodations should be made well in advance due to the popularity of the sport. Taylor County boasts over 150 miles of unspoiled coastline and has been designated “Pristine” by the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. Several state parks in the area offer swimming, boating, camping, hiking, birding and wildlife viewing. The Keaton Beach area has also become popular with kayakers due to the many small creeks in the region that cant be accessed by larger boats. The nearby towns of Perry and Steinhatchee have restaurants and grocery shopping and Gainesville and Tallahassee offer museums, upscale shopping and fine dining. In short, Keaton Beach on Floridas Nature Coast offers the best of both worlds.