The Bay’s public boat ramps and fishing pier welcome boating and fishing enthusiasts. Nature lovers might see a majestic bald eagle swoop to catch his breakfast, watch a multitude of varied seashore and wading birds, or perhaps even glimpse a vivid pink Roseate Spoonbill on the leisurely shores of Mashes Sands. This laid-back beach offers a perfect view: it is where freshwater meets the salt water of Apalachee Bay, which is one of the healthiest and most productive bays in the United States. Picnic or beachcomb along this natural area, and walk the sandbars at low tide. Spot dolphins as they navigate the inshore waters, crisscrossing the pristine bay in search of their next meal.
Are you looking for recreational trails? In the Ochlockonee Bay community, you can access cycling, paddling, and hiking trails that take you past hidden beachfront communities, through unspoiled marshes, and across forest lands. Enjoy unique views of our unhurried North Florida lifestyle and the Bay’s natural, untamed beauty. Premier wildlife views and seasonal hunting opportunities can also be found in the Panacea territory of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge that borders Surf Road.