Are you ready to get adventurous? When you purchase your holiday home in Florida with Halcyon Developments, you’ll have plenty of time to get away from the crowds of tourists and the theme parks to explore these hidden gems of the sunshine state.

Amelia Island: Walkers Landing

This peaceful and romantic location is a local secret, tucked away on Amelia Island. You would be hard pushed to find a better place in Florida to watch the sunset than amongst the rustic wooden benches and swings that overlook the docks and salt marshes at Walkers Landing.

11 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Vero Beach: Pelican Island Wildlife Reserve

Made up of over 5400 acres of lagoons and marshes, the Pelican Island Wildlife Reserve is home to rare birds, sea turtles, and many endangered species of wildlife. The area was the first to become a federally protected wildlife reserve and visitors that go exploring have the chance to spot dolphins, manatees, bobcats, and river otters.

4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963

Naples: Gordon River Greenway

This elevated nature walk in Naples is a something of a local secret. The hidden entrance to the Gordon River Greenway isn’t far from Naples Zoo and visitors can enjoy a scenic walk through the mangroves and unspoiled natural setting. A great location for wildlife spotting and also offering the opportunity for kayaking and canoeing in the peaceful surrounding waters.

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102

Cortez: Historic Fishing Village

Located on a peninsula off the coast of Bradenton and home to one of the last commercial fishing fleets in all of Florida, the Cortez Historic Fishing Village is well off the main tourist trail. Explore the vibrant fish market and visit one of the 1920s era eateries to enjoy the freshest seafood in the state.

12306 46th Avenue W., Cortez, FL 34215

Big Pine Key: No Name Pub

Key West is renowned in Florida for its vibrant and historic drinking establishments. However, travel a few islands further north to Big Pine Key and you’ll find the best-kept secret watering hole in the sunshine state. No Name Pub has been providing thirst quenching beverages and refreshments since 1931 when it was first opened. Visitors have been pinning dollar bills to the walls and ceiling ever since, making for the most unique drinking establishment in all of Florida.

30813 Watson Boulevard, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

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