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Welcome Newest NatureCoaster,

Our mission is to get more people involved in Florida's Nature Coast; particularly Citrus, Hernando & Pasco counties.

We coined the term "NatureCoaster," to refer to those of us who live in, visit, or want to move to this area - and are proud of it.

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"We believe that Florida's Nature Coast is a sacred place. We value a slower pace of life and that those who interact with nature better understand their place in the world and the sanctity of life. Therefore, we seek to be a conduit between humans and our habitat."
- Diane Bedard
Florida's Original NatureCoaster™

Some of our most popular stories


Scalloping the Nature Coast

Today we get to enjoy scallop season along Florida’s Gulf coast from the Pasco County line north to the edge of Gulf County each summer and I encourage you to participate. Scalloping is truly an adventure of a lifetime for all ages.

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Saving Crystal River

Crystal River was frequented by pre-Columbian Native people who enjoyed abundant fishing in the crystal-clear water. The cluster of 30+ springs in Kings Bay

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Stilt House No. 6

West Pasco's Stilt Houses

On a recent visit to Port Richey, I enjoyed a charter up the Pithlachascotee River (called the “Cotee” by locals) and then out about a mile into the Gulf of Mexico where I was greeted by houses on stilts!

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