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Beautiful Beginnings at Bayside

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Area Attractions

Crystal River, known as the “Home of the Manatee” is the only place in the world that you can actually swim with manatees. Once known as a sleepy little fishing town on the Gulf Coast of West Central Florida, Crystal River has grown into a cozy little hub of activity. The Historic Downtown District is home to cafes and restaurants with both indoor and outdoor seating as well as pubs and wine bars and the quaintest little gift and antique shops around.

Three Sisters Springs and Hunter Springs have put Crystal River on the map as a nature lover’s and manatee seekers destination. Three Sister Springs allows land lovers to observe the peaceful manatee in their natural environment from an expansive boardwalk as they take refuge in the relatively warm spring waters during the cooler winter months. Or you can take a Manatee Swim/Snorkel Tour with many of the areas licensed boat tour operators.

Hunter Springs is a park and beach environment where you can swim or rent a kayak or just enjoy the sun, sand and a picnic. All these destinations are within walking distance of Beautiful Beginnings at Bayside. You can even drive a golf cart in the Crystal River area on the west side of US. Hwy. 19.

The main street called Citrus Avenue is home to the many restaurants, cafes, and shops and is frequently used for many seasonal street festivals such as the Manatee Festival, Stone Crab Jam Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Fourth of July Celebration, Halloween Scarecrow Festival, and Christmas Tree Lighting Festival and Christmas Parade.

The residents of Beautiful Beginnings at Bayside also enjoy the convenience of nearby drugstores, hair & nail salons, fresh produce market, fast food restaurants, ice cream shops, and convenience stores all within walking distance.