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The Treasure Coast’s beaches are some of the most important nesting sites in the world for loggerhead sea turtles and you can witness the magic up close and personal. A true summer tradition in South Florida, Nighttime Sea Turtle Walks are back this summer and run through the entire month of July.

 

Join Florida Oceanographic Society on one of their Nighttime Sea Turtle Walks for a chance to observe the nesting behavior of a loggerhead sea turtle in action. Walks are held on Wednesday and Thursday nights and give participants a chance to learn how to safely share local beaches with these amazing creatures.

 

Guests enjoy an educational presentation about sea turtles in Florida Oceanographic Society’s classroom before heading out, if nature cooperates, to witness the nesting process first-hand. While there is no guarantee that participants will see a nesting turtle, Florida Oceanographic Society’s turtle scouts had an 80% viewing success rate last year.

 

The program fee is $12 and all participants must be at least 8 years old. Online pre-registration is required on FloridaOcean.org. To register, click here and select an available date. Spots are limited and there is no waiting list available. For more information on Florida Oceanographic, please visit the website at www.floridaocean.org or call (772) 225-0505.

 

There are two main wildlife centers which host the nighttime walks near Harbour Ridge, in Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound. Harbour Ridge’s ideal location gives its residents plenty of opportunities to explore the unique wildlife of the Treasure Coast. Whether you’re on your morning run along the water’s edge or heading out to the Bahamas searching for the big catch, nature plays a big part of the South Florida Lifestyle. Learn more about the outdoor lifestyle at Harbour Ridge here.

 

Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront community located on the Treasure Coast and boasts world-class fitness and outdoor amenities. Waterfront walking and biking trails, stand-up paddleboard and kayak launch, championship golf, and of course the state-of-the-art Lakeside Spa Fitness and Tennis center. Harbour Ridge has it all. Learn more here!