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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Florida in a Raised Bed

Florida summers present a challenge to food gardeners: what will grow in the heat, humidity and swarms of insects? Sweet potatoes love the heat as long as they get enough water. One hundred degrees is just fine for these aggressive vines. But don’t expect to be eating sweet potatoes after 60 days. You need at […]


Pass-a-Grille Sunset in March

The sun slipped behind a thick cloud bank so we thought the sunset was ruined. But a little while later it came back into view and we enjoyed an awesome sunset.

florida keys seabean festival poster

First Annual Sea-Bean and Seashell Festival, Marathon, Florida Keys

A group of beach lovers are hosting the first Sea-Bean and Seashell Festival in Marathon, FL Keys, Marathon. Dates are Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15 If you know any folks that would like to attend or who would be interest in Exhibiting and Selling their art, please share this information. 305-587-3570 or […]

Fresh picked lychee fruit.

Pine Island Fruit Market Gets Better Each Year

Today we made our annual trip to Pine Island for mangoes. Unfortunately, 2014 has turned out to be a poor mango season. There is not a lot of fruit and it is about three weeks late. Nevertheless we still had fun and came home with some yummy fruit: a few mangoes, coconuts, tamarind, and five […]

Sea Turtle Bones can Stump Beachcombers

Post by Millie Walton. Finding unusual things on the beach can be a real challenge. This photo was recently shared on my FloridaBeachhunter Facebook page. I wasn’t sure exactly what it was, but I could see that it resembled part of a sea turtle shell. Still it looked really odd. A quick Google search for […]

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BeachHunter’s Florida Beaches Website Takes on a New Look

I’ve been working hard to make more user-friendly with better drop-down menu navigation and more consistent design throughout. It is still a work in progress. I’ve also tried to make it more visually appealing. Since BeachHunter first went online in 2005, more than three million people have visited the site while planning their beach […]

Drones: Coming to a Beach Near You

FOX 13 News It was only a matter of time before this issue came up.  A local news channel recently did a short story on a confrontation on the beach regarding the flying of a drone with a camera on Treasure Island Beach. Video above. (If the video above doesn’t display properly, here’s a link […]