- 3 Neighborhoods
- ~400 Homes
- ~2000 residents
- Direct Gulf Access for North Neighborhood
- Boat Lift Access for Central Neighborhood and Hernando Beach South
- Nearby Restaurants and Entertainment
- Charter Fishing and nearby Shore Fishing Opportunities
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Here are some photos of Weeki Wachee Preserve in Hernando County. This place is amazing!
If you haven’t done so, take a look at my prior post HERE that will give you more insight on taking a trip out here.
3145 Flamingo Blvd, Hernando Beach, FL 34607, USA
I stumbled upon this park on accident once before I was familiar with the area, and I am glad that I did. Weeki Wachee Preserve is an 11,206 acre preserve in Hernando County, Florida. The preserve is located at 2345 Osowaw Boulevard in Spring Hill, Florida. Prepare to spend at least 3 hours via bike, and even longer than that on foot to enjoy all that this preservation has to offer. As of 3/13/2017, the park lets cars enter the interior parking lot on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, otherwise, there are two entrances. The easier one to locate is at Open Quarry Rd and Osowaw Blvd. The other is at the intersection of Petit Lane and Shoal Line. I would recommend parking at the easier lot, but if you want to get to the beautiful spots faster, go to the other parking lot. It takes about 10 minutes of continuous biking to get to the scenery from the road, and perhaps 30 to 40 minutes on foot.
The Weeki Wachee Preserve was an old quarry, so the park has hiking hills from the rock remains. These features are dangerous, and they may not be suitable for some guests, but for those who enjoy that type of thrill, they will surely enjoy the views from above.
The hills range from 20 to over 50 feet, and the climb itself is usually moderate, with some challenging spots depending on the route you climb. Some trails are inclined in a way that you can bring your bike attop.
There are at least 6 hills, if not more.
Please note, there is 1 restroom. The trail around the park is
The trail around the park is expansive. Expect to dedicate a good portion of your day exploring the entire park.
Wear proper shoes. The trails are sandy and overgrown. It is also a good idea to wear high socks or pants if you can manage because the vegetation can irritate your skin.
The sun beats down on you with no forgiveness. Bring a hat, bring sunblock, bring water. This is Florida, so forgetting any of the aforementioned items will cut your day short.
Don’t forget, BRING YOUR CAMERA. You will be glad you did.
EDIT: Since this post, I’ve actually gone back and had taken more photos. My updated blog post with more photos is HERE
As I write this, there are currently 7 homes for sale under $200,000 in Hernando Beach, Hernando County, FL.
Whether you are looking for a waterfront vacation home, or a place to live year-round where you can take a few short steps out of your back door and into your boat, Hernando Beach is in an ideal location. Built on a series of canals that lead to the Gulf of Mexico, this community is renowned for its scenery as well as its affordability. Where else in Hernando County can you live right on the water for under $200K? In 10 minutes you can be near local businesses; in less than an hour you can be in Tampa. While a fair number of people in the 55+ demographic live here, Hernando Beach is not strictly a 55+ community. Nonetheless, it remains a relatively tranquil place with light traffic, minimal light pollution, and hardly more noise than the occasional boat passing by or the sound of seagulls.
If you would like to live near or on the water but are wondering if you can afford it, consider buying a house in Hernando Beach. Check out the listings on our site for Homes for Sale in Hernando Beach and then get in touch.
Hernando Beach is the place to be if you want to be close to or on the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly all houses are on canals that lead, either directly or indirectly, to the Gulf. Only one section is deed-restricted, for those who are into that style of living. There are several restaurants, as well as access to the protected lands of Weeki Wachee. If you have a boat, kayak, etc., you can launch it from a number of places here. Just a few minutes away from major businesses, yet still a tranquil setting. Less than an hour to Tampa.
On December 4th, the annual boat parade will take place in Hernando Beach. Part of the community’s regular Christmas festivities, this event is free and open to the public. This would be a good opportunity for you to visit the Hernando Beach and enjoy the scenery for which this community is famous. For more information, have a look at the official flyer for this event.
If indeed “a picture says a thousand words,” then this video – a montage of photos taken by Hernando Beach residents – speaks volumes about the natural beauty of this highly sought-after community. Kick back for a few minutes and enjoy the scenery – you might like what you see.
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