Coffee Pot Bayou in St. Petersburg, Florida is a great place to visit if you like homes with character and the sight of endangered animals.
One of the things that Coffee Pot Bayou is famous for is the fact that manatees winter there. In the colder winter months the Gulf gets too chilly for the manatees so they move inland where the waters are more shallow and warmer. Mothers and babies hang out and the locals adopt them as their own. As spring gets closer males and females court and mate before moving back down to the Gulf for the warmer months.
Watching the wildlife
Along with the manatees you can also see Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets, Green Herons, and Laughing Gulls. Add in a few Red-ear slider turtles, a dolphin or two and watching the wildlife is fun for locals and visitors alike. Once manatees were deemed a protected species, Coffee Pot Bayou became a lot more popular due to their winter swimming grounds.
2-mile walking/biking path
Coffee Pot Bayou, which is part of St. Petersburg, has a broad sidewalk that is part of a 2-mile walking/biking path that extends from downtown St. Petersburg and follows the edge of Tampa Bay before entering Coffee Pot Bayou.
It’s well lit and a safe place to amble along and watch the wildlife. There are fantastic views of flora and fauna, comfortable benches for resting, access to a small beach off of North Shores Park, and even places to fish.
So if you’re staying in St. Petersburg or the Tampa area in the winter, head on over to Coffee Pot Bayou and enjoy the views.
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