Bay Scallops Kiosk

Big Bend Shellfish Trail – Horseshoe Beach (Walking/Driving)

Bay Scallops Kiosk

Horseshoe Beach, Florida 32648, United States

Created By: UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station


Butler-Douglas Memorial Park
244 8th Avenue West
29.4402069, -83.2929996

From this boat ramp, you can look out over the Gulf of Mexico. Within a few hundred feet from here exists vast seagrass meadows which support bay scallops and a myriad of sea life. This is the second-largest continuous area of seagrasses in the eastern Gulf, making it one of the most pristine places in Florida. In Horseshoe Beach, bay scallops were commercially harvested until 1994 but now are only harvested recreationally. Bring your own boat or hire a local charter for a fun-filled day of snorkeling and catching scallops. Read the kiosk panel for more information about this popular recreational fishery.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Big Bend Shellfish Trail – Horseshoe Beach (Walking/Driving)


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