The small waterfront communities of Aripeka, Pine Island, and Bayport offer tantalizing opportunities in Hernando County, “Florida’s Adventure Coast,” especially for those who love the great outdoors. Historic Aripeka, named after a Miccosukee Indian chief, is an old fishing village that offers a relaxed atmosphere and secluded feel. The area is a popular recreational fishing destination for the local population and has maintained its laidback lifestyle away from the busy everyday life.
Bayport is another small, historic waterfront community dating back to the time of the Civil War. The area offers premier water sports, fishing from Bayport Park, as well as picnicking and spectacular sunset views.
Finally, Pine Island, which is situated just north of Bayport, is a relaxing seaside enclave with a secluded feel. The westernmost point of Hernando County is also home to a 3-acre county beach park great for the entire family to take in “Florida’s Adventure Coast.
Homes for sale in Aripeka, Bayport and Pine Island
Offering a rural waterfront setting, privacy and spectacular waterfront views are almost guaranteed! Aripeka is also the home site to one of the most expensive and luxurious homes in Hernando County. Affordable waterfront living regardless of your budget, the homes in Aripeka, Bayport and Pine Island range from custom-stilt homes to cute bungalow-style homes. Largely undeveloped beauty still has many waterfront home sites still available to build your dream home on.
Things to do in Aripeka, Bayport, and Pine Island
Besides all things nautical, you will enjoy popular outdoor activities such as birdwatching, boating, fishing, as well as other water sports.
The brackish coast offers some of the best fishing that includes snook, redfish, trout and “world record” tarpon in the late springtime. A short boat run into the Gulf of Mexico provides excellent grouper fishing, as well as offshore scalloping.
Just north of the Aripeka, Bayport, and Pine Island areas, you will find the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge and the Sand Hill Preservation Center, home of a variety of animal species including the West Indian Manatee and the Florida Black Bear.
To learn more about the desirable waterfront communities in Hernando and Pasco County, call the Oakland Team:
- Sharie Oakland, REALTOR – (352) 584-5026
- Brittney Oakland, REALTOR – (352) 616-8200