Florida Sports & Outdoors

  • The docks at sunrise
    The docks at sunrise
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  • Fishing off bridges
    Fishing off bridges
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  • Burdines from the water
    Burdines from the water
    by grandmaR

Florida Sports & Outdoors

  • Golfing

    Orlando Sports & Outdoors

    Orlando has over 125 golf courses, private, municipal, and public. The Forelinksters guide is the only directory of public access golf courses which lists the better golf courses you can play, along with a map to find the best course closest to your destination: http://forelinksters.com/course/location/27928/state/Florida/city/Orlando Bring your...

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  • Water Sports

    Key West Sports & Outdoors

    Want to raise from the water like James Bond and fly? Then this sport might be something for you. It is called Jetpack. One needs to wear something that looks like a rocket back pack with 2 water jet pipes. Seawater is pumped as the propellant. It's quite futuristic and funny to watch.

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  • The 'Canes

    Miami Sports & Outdoors

    I would be remiss if I did not pay homage to my childhood heroes of the 80's, the University of Miami Hurricanes Football program. During my time in Miami, I can remember a few games at the Orange Bowl. It is a unique experience in that when the crowd gets riled up, you can feel the stadium literally move. It is safe and sturdy, however it is a...

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  • Pro Football

    Tampa Sports & Outdoors

    My oldest son is a big Buccaneers fan, so while in town, he and I wanted to drive by the team's home turf, Raymond James Stadium. Located along busy Dale Mabry Highway, not too far from the airport, we found the Bucs' distinctive stadium. I drove around all sides trying to find the best vantage point for a picture. I found an open entrance gate on...

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  • Marinas and Anchorages

    Saint Augustine Sports & Outdoors

    This marina is convenient to town. They have showers, laundry facilities and a small store. There are also pay phones. We couldn't find a good spot in the anchorage so we gave up and went to St. Augustine Municipal Marina. (It was Sunday, and Oyster Creek is only open on weekdays and the same for Oasis. They could only give us a big slip and it...

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  • Water Sports

    Sanibel Island Sports & Outdoors

    The pier is near the causeway on San Carlos Bay. Many fish can be caught here because the water is deep and the tide runs swiftly. Best chances of fish to be caught: snook, trout, redfish, Spanish mackerel, and sheepshead. All nonresidents over the age of 16 must have a saltwater fishing license. Florida residents ages 16-65 need a saltwater...

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  • Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL football)

    Jacksonville Sports & Outdoors

    The Jaguars, Jacksonville's National Football League franchise, play regular season games and a couple of preseason games at Everbank Field from August-early January. If you happen to be in town then, definitely see if you can get your hands on some tickets. I've been to several games including one playoff game in the past (though since having kids...

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  • Golf in Naples

    Naples Sports & Outdoors

    On the east side of the road from the Naples Beach Hotel is the Golf Club, with its championship par 72 course. Inside the clubhouse are Broadwell’s Restaurant & Totch Brown’s Bar. The bar serves a delicious assortment of tapas, with full wine bar and an excellent beer selection as well. (You can tell I’m not a golfer, my tip for the course is...

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  • Boating and Marinas

    Marathon Sports & Outdoors

    The manager of this marina rents out the mooring balls, and supervises the pumpout boat. They also have a small amount of dock space long the wall. Seawall dockage is $15.00/ft/month in the winter plus $30 to $60 for electricity (higher rate for A/C) Dinghy docks, showers, restrooms and laundry. The laundry is locked after 6 pm. The marina has a...

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  • Water Sports

    Fort Myers Sports & Outdoors

    The City of Fort Myers, which runs the Edison Ford Museum complex also owns a marina quite nearby. I have not stayed at or used this marina. Their website says: "We boast of the largest floating breakwater on Florida's Gulf Coast with 131 Floating Slips to make access to your vessel easy independent of tide conditions. While the lunar tidal range...

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  • Fishing

    Key West Sports & Outdoors

    The Tortuga IV Party Boat is by far my favorite in Key West. Its about $35. for a 4-hr trip, saling @ 9am & again @ 1 pm., They fish either the Atlantic or Gulf side depending on the wind (Atlantic is better). The mates are great, tip 'em well. Keep an eye on the regulars, who always fish the stern & do what they do. If you can, bring your own...

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  • Miamarina

    Miami Sports & Outdoors

    I had a hard time getting the name of Miamarina correct. It usually has plenty of space for transients (except during the boat show), and is the same price as Dinner Key. (as of 2003-2004 it is $1.85/ft/day or $25/ft/month). Plus Florida tax of course. In 2001 it was cheaper than Miami Beach, and much nicer. The price includes electricity, water...

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  • Fishing

    Tampa Sports & Outdoors

    Captain Dave is a grizzled veteran Tampa charter fisherman, and while he may be gruff at times, he knows his stuff. For $600, four of us fished for nearly eight hours, catching just a few edible fishing including flounder. We began our day at O'Neil's Marina in St. Pete next to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge at sunrise. Our trip started by passing...

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  • Jacksonville Suns (professional...

    Jacksonville Sports & Outdoors

    The Jacksonville Suns baseball club is the AA affiliate of the Miami Marlins. The team, which plays in the Southern League, has a long history in Jacksonville, and has had the likes of Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, and many other big names of the game play on its rosters. After many years of playing at Wolfson Park, the Suns began playing...

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  • The Beach

    Naples Sports & Outdoors

    Any activity to do with water can be done here. Boating, fishing (deep-sea, inland waterway, Gulf of Mexico, and beach), swimming, scuba-diving (murky water though), kayaking, bird watching - you name it.

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  • SCUBA and snorkeling

    Marathon Sports & Outdoors

    Tilden's has a place at Hawk's Cay resort and one in Marathon. It was one of the places recommended to me by someone at the marina (one of the guys who lived on a boat said his girl friend worked there.) I never actually got to dive with them myself. OPEN 7 days a week, 8 am to 6 pm Tilden’s Scuba Center is a full service dive facility. They...

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  • The Beach

    Key West Sports & Outdoors

    All along the Hawk Channel side of Key West (the south-east side) is a long beach, which runs from up by the East Martello Tower around to the West Martello Tower. This is a man made beach, and the sand is a little coarse, but it is the closest thing Key West has to a beachy-beach. South Roosevelt Blvd runs down alongside the beach, and on the...

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  • Grand-Prix America

    Miami Sports & Outdoors

    Well the Miami Grand Prix came and went. Plan to be here next year. The race promoters signed a fifteen year deal, so we will have Miami Grand Prix racing for a while. The race is usually held in September but events have already started. CHeck thei web page for all the fun. Grandprix Web Page For tickets go to: miamirace.com or call...

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  • JU Dolphins (NCAA...

    Jacksonville Sports & Outdoors

    While most college football fans in Jacksonville root for the nearby powerhouse teams at the University of Florida (Gainesville) or Florida State University (Tallahassee), Jacksonville does have a college football team of its own. From August-November, the Jacksonville University Dolphins play NCAA Division I FCS (Division I-AA) football. The...

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  • Golf and Tennis

    Marathon Sports & Outdoors

    Basketball, tennis, in-line skating hockey rink, softball, and jogging trails. There is a nature walk around the park leading from Highway U.S.1 to the entrance of the Marina and Harbor Marathon Alumni Athletic Association (adult softball league) - call Kevin Woodland- 305- 743-1853 Marathon Co-ed Senior Softball (over 50) League - Marathon...

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  • Boating

    Key West Sports & Outdoors

    KW Bone Island Sunset Watersports is a new charter company and they are wonderful. Their 40 foot power boat is so roomy and clean and the owner and his wife are so friendly and professional. As a party of 6, we had the whole boat to ourselves and we even hooked our ipod up to their sound system! The munchies were great. But mostly we enjoyed NOT...

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  • UNF Ospreys (NCAA baseball/basketball...

    Jacksonville Sports & Outdoors

    From February-May, the University of North Florida Ospreys play NCAA Division I baseball. The Ospreys play at Harmon Stadium, located on the campus of UNF. The Ospreys play in the Atlantic Sun Conference, along with their local rival, the Jacksonville University Dolphins.

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  • Camping

    Marathon Sports & Outdoors

    There are campgrounds in Marathon. It is not necessary to go to Bahia Honda as other Marathon tips suggest. We see this campground from the stern of our boat - it looks like the campers are cheek by jowl. But my SIL had the boy scouts here, and he refused to consider it for his family. RATES (Off Season summer 2004)/(Season winter 03/04) HARBOR...

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  • Dock or Moor

    Key West Sports & Outdoors

    Many people anchor out off Key West. The alternative is to take a mooring in the mooring field which is between Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park which is on what was known as Dredger's Key. (Sigsbee is the Navy housing and was built on fill or the Key West dump) The moorings themselves are helical screws designed to hold a 40 foot boat in up to 65...

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  • Golfing/Tennis

    Jacksonville Sports & Outdoors

    If you're a golfer you should know that Greater Jacksonville is home to not only the World Golf Hall of Fame and the Tournament Players Championship , but also boasts an estimated 50 golf courses from which to choose, including, public, private, and upscale resort courses.

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  • World Golf Hall of Fame

    Jacksonville Sports & Outdoors

    The World Golf Hall of Fame in World Golf Village is a living history museum that provides visitors with a behind-the scenes look at the sport of golf through artifacts, interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Here you can putt on a nineteenth-century style green using an old fashioned putter and ball or utilize state of the art technology to...

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  • plenty of memories of beach volleyball

    while lving here for about 10 years enjoy playing in corporate leagues as part of the social strata of the city was made for it.Went into indoor soccer or football, softball, and beach volleyball, this is the photothe youth enrichement center was the onehttp://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/Parks-Recreation/parks/youthcenter.html we brought our own and the...

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  • Soccer/football Eagles soar

    football/soccer has been my game all my life, since my first steps into a field/pitch at Casa de Campo in Madrid with the Real Madrid alavin team; went on thru my travels in high school in NJ and then university here in FL. and on and on even today in corporate league.lol!I played varsity senior team and started in defense with some midfield uses...

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  • Raymond James Stadium

    Home of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as the University of South Florida's football team, Raymond James Stadium opened in 1998 to replace the antiquated Tampa Stadium, which has since been demolished. The stadium is also the venue for the Outback Bowl, a college bowl game held each New Year's Day. It was also the site...

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  • The American Airlines Arena

    The state-of-the-art American Airlines Arena is home to the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat and the Women's National Basketball Association's Miami Sol. The arena replaced the antiquated Miami Arena, and opened on New Year's Eve in 1999 with Gloria Estefan's Millennium Concert Spectacular.For basketball games, the American Airlines...

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  • Land Shark Stadium

    Home of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins, Land Shark Stadium opened in 1987. Prior to that time, the Dolphins played in the Orange Bowl, which was not adequate for National Football League games. The Dolphins' then-owner, Joe Robbie, used his own money to build a new home for his football...

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  • Baseball

    In general Florida is Sports MAD. While I have put this under Sports Watching, because the spring training camps of a lot of teams are in Florida for the sports fans to watch, and there are also MLB teams in Florida, quite a lot of baseball is played in Florida on all levels.The picture 2 is of my grandson in Player Pitch Little League. Photo 3 is...

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  • Tampa Bay Rays

    Oh , THIS needs updating for sure....GO RAYS!!!! You can go watch a professional baseball game. The Tampa Bay Rays play at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and much to everyone's surprise, they made it to the World Series this year:-) Beware of cow bells if you go!!

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  • Sports Abound in Sunny Florida

    Note: photo is from football bookIf you are a lover of America's Favorite Pastime, baseball, you will be happy in the Spring in Florida. 20 major-league baseball teams hold spring training in Florida. From usually March 1 until earl April, you can watch professional baseball in the Florida Grapefruit-League Games.In Florida, their major league...

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  • Florida is Certainly GOLF TERRITORY

    Most times that we have vacationed in Florida, we have lugged our golf clubs with the hopes of golfing three times a week. Many times our plans have been successful. On some occasions, we have been "foiled" by sky-high prices. Forida golf is "dirt cheap" out of season, but when the Snowbird season arrives, the fees are more than doubled. Many times...

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  • "Old" Doesn't Mean "Loser" in Tennis

    While staying in Bonita Beach, Florida, we had many opportunities to play tennis, both doubles and singles. We stayed in a two bedroom/two bath condo overlooking the beach that we shared with Allan's sister and brother-in-law. We were there for one month, and, fortunately, were able to meet lots of other tennis players of all ages and...

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  • Top Beach in Florida Number 7

    Bahia Honda Sandspur Beach was picked by the Travel Channel as the 7th best beach in Florida. I personally think it should be ranked higher than that.Others have rated Bahia Honda State Park as one of the best beaches in the country. Bahia Honda is made of Largo limestone a prehistoric coral reef similar to the present day living reefs of the Keys....

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  • Palm Beach - Florida's #3 Beach

    Palm Beach is notable not only for the beach but for the rich people that live there. Originally West Palm Beach was a place for the servants of the people in Palm Beach to live. It was apparently nominated by the Travel Channel as a good beach and a posh place to shop.When you go to the Palm Beach County Convention Bureau website, you get "This...

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  • Smather's Beach - Florida's #6 Top Beach

    Because there are no natural beaches in Key West, the sand for Smather's beach was brought in from the Bahamas. It is Key West's largest public beach at 1 mile long. Bring aqua shoes if you plan on swimming. Smather's Beach is FREEHiggs Beach is at one end of Smather's Beach and most people probably can't tell where it starts and Smather's Beach...

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  • Top Beach in Florida #10

    Driving on Daytona beach's hard packed sands has been a tradition since the early days of the automobile.The beach is open to vehicles from sunrise to sunset Nov. 1 through April 30 and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., May 1 through Oct. 31. There is a $5 per day per vehicle user fee to drive on the beach February 1 through November 30. Season beach passes are...

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  • Communities for Golf

    Golf is really BIG in Florida. We were at a community called Palm Coast, and I asked a young teen what there was to do around there. He said "Nothing". I asked - well then why are all these folks here? He answered that there were 9 golf courses in that community.My BIL came down and stayed with my daughter in Miami for a week, and played golf the...

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  • Florida Boats

    It seems as if everyone in Florida has a boat. They range from megayachts at docks in Palm Beach, through sports fishing boats with their outriggers and towers, to sailboats, rowboats, dinghys and kayaks. Many people appear to get into a boat and drive off in it under the impression that boating is the same as driving a car. It is not.The How to...

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  • Fishing

    The whole of Florida is mad on fishing. When we go offshore, not only do we have to avoid the gambling ships, but we have to avoid hitting and sinking fishing boats that are out there at night without any lights. And then the sports fish boats wake us (i.e. rock us with their wakes - we are already awake)The URL below is for Florida fishing...

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  • Diving and Snorkeling

    My first experience with snorkeling was in 1961 when I was pregnant with my first child, in the canals that were formed when land was filled in Key West. There was a big baracuda that called that canal home, but we swam together quite happily. Then in 1967, I had my first experience scuba diving (also in Key West), and since then I've been hooked...

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  • Volleyball on the beach

    Someone likes to lay down under sun and get a tan in laziness, but others like to move have fun in activity.Beach volleyball is one of the most popular activities on every beach including Florida ones. There are spesial places which you can use for your game. Also you won't have any difficulties to find a team. Only put out ball and you will...

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