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Florida Heritage Travel, June 2018 - Sea Turtles
May 24, 2018
June 2018 News and Events
The scene above is from the old days in Florida when sea turtles were an important food source for locals. They were also a delicacy in fancy northern restaurants. Thousands were shipped north to make turtle soup.
Modern conservation efforts put a stop to the turtle trade, and they have made a comeback. Sea turtles on Florida beaches are a common sight during the nesting season that typically runs from May to October.
Florida's beaches are famous around the world for their beautiful white sands and year round fun in the sun. To the sea turtle turtle these beaches are much more than a playground.
It's where they begin their lives as eggs and hatch into little turtles. It's estimated that each year sea turtles make from 40,000 to 84,000 nests on Florida beaches.
Snack Jack has been at the same location on the beach since 1947. It is on State Road A1A south of Flagler Beach. It is directly on the ocean, and almost every booth or table has a view of the ocean. So does the neat little bar.
There is also an outside dining deck. This is a place where shorts and tee shirts and flip-flops will be considered appropriate dining attire.
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May is one of our favorite months in Florida. Most of the state is blessed with daily periods of balminess with an occasional hot day. The snowbirds have mostly gone back North so the lines are shorter at our local restaurants.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR MAY:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.
FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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