THE GREAT OUTDOORS
WHERE’S THE BEACH?
Where sunny days are fi lled with the great outdoors…where time is measured by tides and life’s rhythms move with the surf… beaches are just a short drive from Tallahassee.
Natural dune public beach, 45 miles south of Tallahassee
Coarse public beach, featuring swimming and shelling, 60 miles southwest of Tallahassee
Pristine sandy beach, clear water featuring boating, swimming, picnicking and more, 70 miles east of Tallahassee
MASHES SANDS BEACH
Public beach, shallow bay water featuring swimming and crabbing, 40 miles southwest of Tallahassee
ST. GEORGE ISLAND
Pristine 29-mile barrier island beach, clear water, featuring swimming, shelling, boating, and fi shing, 80 miles southwest of Tallahassee
Lovely, small peninsula surrounded by St. Marks Wildlife refuge. Secluded beach and clear water that is popular for sailing and windsurfi ng, 25 miles south of Tallahassee
The abundance of trees and timber is a resource uncommon to many other areas of the state. The beauty of the local trees is exemplified in Maclay Gardens State Park, which is the site of several of Florida’s champion trees including the flowering Dogwood, the Hawthorn tree, the Horsesugar tree, the Sweetbay Magnolia and the Silverbell tree. These trees and others often extend their branches over the roadway to create a canopied effect, a feature that is held in high esteem by local residents and visitors.