Grassy Point Preserve
Grassy Point Preserve: 3021 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Grassy Point Preserve was purchased in July 2001, with grant funding from the Florida Communities Trust. The funding was $359,945.51 for 33 acres.
The preserve is considered a wetland area. Grassy Point provides open and passive use recreation opportunities and education for visitors. The purchase of Grassy Point was seen by former Treasurer Rick Ashley, former Mayor Robert VanWagoner, former Commissioner Billie Martini as a guard against development, and to restore a coastal hammock community and provide a rare habitat form for the enjoyment of future generations.
A nature trail around the upland portion of the preserve, lined with the tree trunks left from the removal of exotics, will take you through the wild growth of bushes, shrubs, flowers, and trees, of Old Florida upland areas. A boardwalk, connects to the nature trail, will lead you to the wetland area with the red and black mangroves, tidal flats, oyster bars, a tidal estuarine creek, and seagrass beds. At the end of the boardwalk, there is a view of the bay and the back waters.
While on the trail if you look closely you will see the fiddler crabs, and other habitat in the area. Paddlers can enter from the waterfront and travel through portions of Grassy Pointe in kayaks and canoes. No propeller-driven watercraft is permitted.