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

Explore the world of shellfish and shellfisheries on this walking tour of the Town of Horseshoe Beach!

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

Horseshoe Beach, Florida 32648, United States

Created By: UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

Tour Information

The uniqueness of the beautiful coastal town of Horseshoe Beach and its cultural heritage is ready to be discovered! The Big Bend Shellfish Trail guides you through points of interest where you can learn about Florida shellfish, aquaculture, marine environments, and how you can protect the water quality that makes shellfish thrive!

Learn more about where to eat and where to buy local shellfish. Keep an eye out for the many areas along the trail where you can view working waterfronts of shellfish farmers and fishers as well as beautiful coastal landscapes and vistas. It’s all waiting for you to explore!

Upload your photos using the tag #floridashellfishtrail and share what you are learning as you visit communities along the trail.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Town Hall 18 5th Avenue East     29.4412937, -83.2872204 Calling all seafood lovers! The Big Bend Shellfish Trail is a gastronomical exploration of dock-to-table destinations along the Big Bend coast. By following the longest shellfish t... Read more
126 Main Street 352-498-0180 Open Thu, Fri, Sat from 10 am - 2 pm Stop at the Horseshoe Beach Library, where helpful staff can provide information about restaurants serving local she... Read more
Futch Bait Shrimp Stand CR 351     29.4396846, -83.2886983 Look out over the canal. Do you see any boats with large roller frame trawls? These are shrimp boats, and they can travel long distances offshore. Several species of shrimp are h... Read more
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... Read more
Main Street Boat Ramp     CR 351     29.4374296, -83.2913993 Welcome to this working waterfront, where local shellfish harvesters work the waters using specialized boats and equipment. Visit this kiosk to find out more about the regio... Read more


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