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Home to Finest Oceanfront Condos, home to Beach Wildlife and home to some of the Finest Beaches in the US - it's up to all of us to work together to sustain and protect all of them for the future. 

sand key fl condos and beach birds live togetherSand Key Sand Dunes play a vital role in protecting our Pinellas County Florida Beaches from erosion each year. 

Sand Key Sand Dunes are important for 3 main reasons:

  1. They protect waterfront homes and businesses and are the first line of defense against storms. They acts as a buffer protecting both property and natural habitats.
  2. They Enhance the Quality of our Life - they are attractive and promote wildlife. Tourism accounts for over $15 Billion a year towards our states economy so good beaches is good for all of us.
  3. They provide a home and habitat for many beach Plants and Animals.  

Sand Key is also part of the Great Florida Bird Trail.

sea turtle warning sign on sand key beach fl 33767 Sand Key Beach is also Home to several Endangered Turtle Nests

In addition, each year from May to October Sand Key and Clearwater Beach is home to several endangered turtle nests.

We saw 2 marked off nests on Sand Key today. It's important to know not to disturb them. It's also Illegal to disturb them as seen by the warning sign shown here.

Please do not have lights shining at night anywhere near these nests because turtles instinctively follow the light - which was always "the moon" (prior to beach development) back into the ocean when they hatch, however, we have lost thousands of endangered turtles because now they will follow the lights from signs, patios and the likes into our roadways and away from the ocean -

Please help protect our Endangered Sea Turtles.

Learn more about our Natural Neighbors on Sand Key Beach....        

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Comment balloon 21 commentsCyndee Haydon • August 15 2007 12:07AM

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I see you are a night owl! 1 a.m. and posting? Cyndee, this is important information to get out to tourists and locals to please take care of our turtles. I love going down to the beach during hatching season. It is amazing to watch all those little babies finding their way to the water. 5 stars from me because this is important to get out to the public. Thanks for posting about Florida's turtle and beaches. Katerina
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 11 years ago
Cyndee what a great post about the beaches in FL. I love the show you have about the wildlife. It is so important not to disturb the baby turtle nest and let them develop naturally. We all want to be able to enjoy the beaches for many years and we also want many generations after us to be able to as well.
Posted by Ashley Drake Gephart (Drake Intel Group) about 11 years ago

I have never been to Sand Key beach but now I will add it to my list of places to go.  It is beautiful.  I grew up near ocean and don't get to it much any more, so it was great to see the photos.  Great post Cyndee!

Posted by Joanne Hanson, Summit County, Colorado Realtor (Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Katerina - thank you for keeping me company in the wee hours - I recently took so many great shots I wanted to get them posted and shared them before I lost my thoughts on it.   
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Ashley - when we first moved on the beach I could never understand why they stressed not leaving a backporch light on and then it made perfect sense that the turles hatch and head towards the moon light - well now we know all our bright lights can look like the moon to them and be disasterous  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago

Joanne - It's a beautiful place - it's still hard for me to believe that you can walk 100 yards and have no one around you - it's amazing.

We also stress taking the convenient paths and not damaging the sea oats and ground cover that help protect our beaches and homes.   

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Cyndee - my favorite photos of my last trip to the beach was the sea turtles.... although they were in Grand Cayman - they are so precious everywhere.... wonderful use of RES - keeping the beaches clean is more than just the beauty - the wild life depends on us to pick up after ourselves.... way to go
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago
Thesa - thank you - I love being able to present the photos in a way that can share a story - thanks for taking time to share your experience too.  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Cyndee, great show and I know you love and care about your community and beaches in so many ways.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 11 years ago
Great shots Cyndee...  My wife and I are early birds so he had an opportunity to see the migration into the water one morning.  That was before my blogging days so I didn't have a camera with me.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Cyndee--We were in the Gulf Shores area, Orange Beach, AL a few years ago when they were rebuilding the beaches and replanting the grass. Being from the north we were unaware of how the beaches are affected not only by storms but mostly by uncaring people who do not take the time or effort to protect the awesome natural resource that draws so many to Florida and Alabama beaches from the northern states. I have seen protect the manatee signs before but not the sea turtle signs. Good information for all.
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) about 11 years ago
Missy - I'm just always blown away with what great beaches we have access to here - it's not until you go to other beaches that you realize how lucky we really are.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Oh man Dan - I don't go anywhere without my camera now - even to a great Clearwater beach resturant last night I was getting the piano bar on movie for Youtube (LOL)   
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago

Teri - 50-65 days after the female turtles nest the hatchlings break free - sometimes as many as 100 hatchlings make their way back to the ocean.

5 species of turtles are found here and they deposit between 40,000 and 70,000 nests in FLorida annually making us the MOST important nesting area in the United States.  

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
We have never been to Sand Key Beach. Sounds like a beautiful place. Makes us want to come out to visit. Thanks for sharing the facts on such a beautiful place.
Posted by Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro (RE/MAX All Pro) about 11 years ago
Excellent job at protecting Sand Key Beach, Cyndee!!!
Posted by Chris Tesch, College Station, Texas Real Estate (RE/MAX Bryan-College Station) about 11 years ago
Hi Cyndee! Looks like we done did it again! Love your slide show and photos! It is important to keep our beaches clean and turtles safe. I wish they didn't allow beach driving here, I don't understand why they do. It's not safe for humans, animals or the enviroment.
Posted by Lysa Napolitano about 11 years ago

Florida is full of natural wonders...

the first time I came here and all the lizards were running beneath my feet... I thought they were like mice or something... they're completely harmless, though... often cute and help eat bugs!

My back yard is full of frogs of all shapes and sizes because I live near a canal... but with the waterfowl, turtles, fish, frogs etc this is a great place to watch the animals!

nice post!

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) about 11 years ago
Great article Cyndee!  The beauty of our beaches is so sacred and the special animals need to continue to have a safe home.   This is a great guide for Clearwater tourists to show how to keep our beaches beautiful! 
Posted by Leah Ross, Tampa, Florida Mortgage (Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source) about 11 years ago
Cyndee, what a great post on Sand Key Beach.  I'm glad they are doing something for the turtles.  The population here is starting to get larger..which is good!  Their numbers were so low for so long.
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) about 11 years ago

Cyndee,

Nice use of the virtual tour to show off Sand Key Beach.  I love turtles so I am glad to see local beaches protecting them.  Your video of the beach reminded me of a phrase "Take nothing but pictures - leave nothing but footprints."  

Posted by Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina (None) about 11 years ago

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