Florida Snow on Amelia Island

By: Lauren Tjaden


It’s white and soft, so light it blows into drifts. A light crust forms on its surface. When you step on it, it utters a gentle sigh before you sink through, leaving behind impressive footprints.

Florida snow is kinder and gentler than the northern version. That’s because Sunshine State snow is made of sand, warm and sweet on the feet. You’ll find it in tidal salt marshes, where there’s no surf to compact the surface. I found this ‘snow’ on Big Talbot State Park, south of Amelia Island.

Find a drift and climb in! It’s sure to leave your tootsies smiling.


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