Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach Vacation Rentals

STEINHATCHEE FALLS - Florida's Widest Waterfall

Just 3.3 miles south of Tennille, FL on the curve, look for the big wooden sign and follow it in.

The widest waterfall in Florida, Steinhatchee Falls is both geologically intriguing and an important piece of Florida history. Tannic waters carved deeply into the coastal limestone shelf to create this broad but shallow waterfall. There are walking trails and putting in a kayak or canoe allows about 7 miles of floating down river. 

Steinhatchee Falls Link

HAGEN'S COVE STATE PARK

This recreation area provides panoramic views of the pine islands, unique natural beaches, and shallow bays of the Gulf of Mexico. Low tide exposes expanses of mud flats that host large 

numbers of shorebirds and wading birds. An observation tower offers great views of the surrounding area.

For the most part, harvesting bay scallops on Florida’s Big Bend is a boat-oriented exercise. However, there’s one place, on coastal Taylor County, where folks can wade out to gather bay scallops. The park at Hagens Cove is located between Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach, just off CR361 and is a good location for waders, kayakers or airboaters. The shallow shoreline here can be a good place to find a few scallops, if you don’t mind wading out a quarter-mile or so, where the water may still be less than waist-deep! 

Hagen's Cove Link

KEATON BEACH

20969 Keaton Beach Rd

Keaton Beach is a diamond in the rough. A nice, quiet sandy beach with a fishing pier, play park for kids, gazebos overlooking the gulf, picnic tables and outside showers as well as restrooms. Family-friendly and not exploited by the elite or overrun with growth, here is a piece of "Old Florida" sitting along "Florida's Forgotten Coast". Taylor County has THE longest undeveloped coastline in the State of Florida. Don't miss this jewel. 

Keaton Beach link

ROCKY CREEK BOAT RAMP

5 miles past Casey's Cove on Hwy 358 on the Road To Nowhere

Just before you cross the bridge of Rocky Creek, you'll see a sign that says Rocky Creek Boat Ramp to the Right. Follow the dirt road just a short distance to Rocky Creek. There is a fishing platform and a dirt boat ramp with plenty of parking. This boat ramp is perfect for shallows boats and kayaks. Just a short ways out to the Gulf of Mexico you can really get on some great trout and redfish fishing. Low tide can be tricky so watch the tide charts. 

Rocky Creek Boatramp link

GREAT FLORIDA BIRDING AND WILDLIFE TRAIL - WEST

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail winds along the Taylor County and Dixie County Coastline

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail covers most of Florida with some amazing views along the way. While you are visiting Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach or Dixie County, check out the trail and all the places you can stop and visit. 

Great FL Birding and Wildlife Trail - West link

FT. STEINHATCHEE PIER

Fishing platform, floating fishing dock, kayak launch, kids park, library, picnic tables, views of the bridge

1014 Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee

The Steinhatchee Community Center is in the heart of Steinhatchee with a place to fish, play, eat and enjoy the views. Don't miss any of the community events by going to the Steinhatchee Chamber of Commerce website and following the chamber on social media.

Steinhatchee Camber of Commerce Link

The American Dream Vacation Rentals, 1 SE 15th St, Steinhatchee, FL 32359 - 850-843-2648