Florida has more than 11,00 miles of coastline. Much of it is covered with condos and hotels but there are still stretches where manatees, bald eagles, and even black bears can be found. Some of the best costal roads are found in an area known as the Nature Coast which stretches from Pasco to Wakulla counties along the Gulf Coast.
We've selected four coastal byways which run westward from US 19/98. The Ozello Trail is the curviest of the group while you can swim with the manatees at the end of CR 44. Yankeetown was founded in 1923 by a policeman from Indiana and Cedar Key, which was once a small fishing village, is now a tourist getaway desination.
Road Name - Direction - Miles
- Start in Crystal River at intersection of US 19/98 and Ozello Trail
- CR 494/W Ozello Trail - West - 9.2 Miles
- Ride to bridge at Peck's and return to US 19 - 9.2 Miles
- US 19/98 - Left (north) - 1.9 Miles
- CR 44 - Left (west) - 9.2 Miles
- Ride to boat launch and return to US 19 - 9.2 Miles
- US 19/98 - Left (north) - 13.2 Miles
- CR 40 - Left (West) - 7.3 Miles
- Ride to Yankeetown and return to US 19 - 7.3 Miles
- US 19/98 - Left (north) - 22.5 Miles
- SR 24 - Left (west) - 21.4 Miles
- Now that you're in Cedar Key, relax and enjoy yourself