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As well as the parks, beautiful beaches, variety of shops and dining, Florida also boasts a wide range of wildlife attractions. The Southern Tip of Florida and the Gulf Coast display an abundance of wildlife, including: alligators; terrapins; racoons; armadillos and a whole host of colourful plants, birds and butterflies. The sections below provide an introduction to the popular towns and a variety of Florida wildlife attractions.

Gulf Coast Florida- Introducing Hudson & Englewood.

For a mix of relaxation with nature why not choose a Florida holiday rental on the Gulf Coast. The town of Hudson located on the North West of the Gulf Coast Florida, is ideally positioned: near two beautiful beaches at Clearwater and St Peterburgh; 10 minutes drive to Tarpon Springs and approximately 1 to 2 hours drive to the Orlando theme parks. Neighbouring Hudson Florida is Port Richey where you can take a boat trip along ‘Cotee River’ & admire the jungle and wildlife. Further along the Gulf Coast Florida in between Naples and Hudson is the town of Englewood. Florida promotes this area as having a relaxed atmosphere hosting a range of nature parks, sporting activities and a thriving arts community.

Bird Watching

If you enjoy bird watching then why not search for a Florida holiday rental near to the ‘Everglades’. Situated on the Southern Tip of the Gulf Coast Florida the Everglades is home to one of the great bird watching areas in the world and is known as being one of the largest remaining subtropical wildernesses in the USA. The public areas are designed with accessibility in mind with boardwalks that take you out to the swamps and deep into the woodlands. As a visitor to the Everglades you may also be lucky enough to spot the rare Florida panther & Black bear. If you decide to book a Florida holiday rental in Central Florida be sure to visit the Disney Wilderness Preserve to the North of Kissimmee and Kaliga Park, home to many woodland species including Bald Eagles. To guarantee the discovery of rare birds visit ‘The Discovery Cove’ hosting a 100 foot long ‘free flight aviary’ allowing you to spot around 30 species of tropical birds.

Marine Life

If you have a love of the marine life, Florida’s Gulf Coast will not disappoint. The Gulf Coast Florida with its sparking blue green waters harbour a wonderful array of marine life including: Dolphins; Otters; Sea Turtles. Inland, why not visit the ‘Florida Aquarium’ on Gulf Coast Florida, for an educational review of the inhabitants. If your Florida Holiday Rental is located near to Orlando then be sure to visit Sea World, the endangered Manatee or Sea Cow is a resident here and has a 3.5 acre habitat, giving you the opportunity to view the Manatees at both ground and sea level.

Get close to the Florida wildlife

Tampa, located midway down the Gulf Coast is the capital of Florida and accommodates the famous ‘Busch Gardens’ hosting an array of animals from lions to Cape buffalo. Off road safaris are available and a chance to be keeper for the day. An animal that you may not want to get too close to is the alligator unless under close supervision. ‘Gatorland’ can provide this service, located to the North of this theme park is home to thousands of alligators and crocodiles. If you do have a Florida holiday rental near this area, please visit for a truly exhilarating and memorable Florida experience.

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