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Gandy Bridge Causeway Beach

Birding / Hiking / Adventuring Roadtrip Info

ROUGH DRAFT
Andrew Thoreson
Oct 2017
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Revisit? B
Birding B *
Wildlife C *
Summer Heat D
Terrain C *
Fun Hike Not Rated
Maintained D
Mosquitos B
Biting Files A
Ticks A
NOTE: B-
NOTE: Snails, crabs, fish - not woods
NOTE: Not grassy but sandy
 LOCATION: Accuracy: Read me
Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: US-92, Saint Petersburg, FL, Pinellas, USA, 33702
OFFICIAL INFO:

1) What It's Like

A causeway beach. Nobody maintains it really, not really for simming but some birds and people drinking and playing with jetskis depending on day of week. Kind of pretty still.

2) Kinds of Birds

Mostly shorebirds, gulls, and egrets/herons. Though odd things stop in the mangrove trees on north side.  I wouldn't go expecting parrots (try Northshore beach downtown) but saw some last time there.

3) Wildlife

It's a nice place to wade in the water, especially the north side and look close and you'll see fish, snails, crabs.

4) Amenities

Zero but gas stations up the road.

5) Time Requirements

1 to 30 minutes.

Experience

This goes from south Tampa to the city of St.Pete. The St.Pete side (the side with the antennas) has beach on either side. You'll have some folks walking in the water maybe fishing on the north and on the south if it's the weekend you get the type who drink and/or use their jetskis or waterski like any causeway. You might see shorebirds on the south side and interesting things (like parrots sometimes) on the north side - might as well check both while you're there.It's also a nice place to wade in the water - just do the stingray shuffle (slide your feet, don't stomp so you don't get poked by a stingray.... it's unlikely).

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