John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Friday's Fotos - Beach Habitat

Friday's Fotos - Beach Habitat

Sea Oats provide natural protection for Florida's beaches. They hold everything together when hurricanes blow and are the tallest and most common of the grassy dune plants. Because they are critical to the the dune plant system, Florida law prohibits endangering them in any way. Their root system is a strong far reaching mass of tangled threads and stems that stabilize the sandy dune soil.

Cape Canaveral Beach

A fiddler sand crab just went into his hole. Sorry but he wouldn't come back out for a photo op. I'll try again later.

Cape Canaveral Beach

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Comment balloon 18 commentsJohn Mayer • June 19 2009 10:07AM


Hey, John. Thanks for sharing some great photos. They make me want to drop what I am doing and head to the beach. Take care, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 11 years ago

I grew up in Clear Lake and Galveston Beach was just 15 minutes away. As a child we went to the beach all the time. I loved it then and still do. Thanks for sharing the beach photos!


Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 11 years ago

On my way, get the crabs boiling. I will bring the cold stuff. Have a great weekend.

Posted by Terry Miller, Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator (Miller Homes Group) over 11 years ago

John, we do like your grass.  The great thing is you don't have to cut it every week.  Send a little heat up north, not sure if summer is ever coming even though the official day is June 21 (Father's Day).

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 11 years ago

Hi John,

You should post this to our new AR group Road Trips.  I love Cocoa Beach and spent a few hours there when I attended the NAR conference in Orlando last Nov. 

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 11 years ago

We have been involved in Dune planting in my area a few times.  we just call it "dune grass"  so I am not sure what we have planted!

Dunes are so important for protecting property

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) over 11 years ago

Jim and Terry - Come on down for happy hour Coronas at Coconuts.

Betina - The beach rejuvenates the soul.

Al and Peggy - I just mowed my grass in 90* F heat and humidity.

Jenny - I'll check out road trips.

Robert - That's great as long as you're not planting marijuana. :-)


Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the photos and info . . . wonder if Galveston has the same? Their beaches are still recovering after Ike.

Posted by Sara Goss, Realtor - Houston Bay Area, Texas ( GMAC Real Estate) over 11 years ago

WOW that is really neat thank you for sharing I can wait to see him come out for his photo shot. It will be fun...LOL

Have a great weekend,

Kim White

Posted by Kim White LeBlanc (Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty) over 11 years ago

Who's hole?  I won't skick my hand in to find out.. I'm a chicken!  Thanks for sharing

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hi John, Oh our sea oats are so important here in Florida, especially to keep our beaches from eroding away in hurricanes.  Enjoyed the post!

Posted by Sandy Shores FL RealtorĀ®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 11 years ago

Hey John,

Great photos. I'd hate to be walking past that hole when it's inhabitant pops out!

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/ over 11 years ago

Terrific shots, John. I love the colors. About that crab, just offer to pay him. That's what I do! LOL


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 11 years ago

I stood there in the hot sun and waited all day but here he is! The photo is a little blurry but I had to shoot fast. I'll do better next time.

Cape Canaveral Beach

This is a stock photo from the web. It's a good thing they aren't bigger :-)

Cape Canaveral Beach

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

JOHN..Great photos..I really enjoyed the beatweetch and the water ..very interesting..thank you


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 11 years ago

Great photos - and a great reminder for everyone who visits the coast to


Posted by Cherry Temple (Real Living At The Beach) about 11 years ago

Hannah - The beach is great.

Cherry - You tell 'em girl!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 11 years ago

Oh how I hate seeing people (I won't use the T word) trudging across the dunes, I've even seen people sun bathing. 

We were having lunch one day at on ocean front place locally and some doofus was digging in the dune - don't know for what - we were all upset and one of the waitresses called her husband - part of the beach patrol who came and put a stop to him. 

I don't understand.  The signs apply to everyone, why do so many people think they are so special that somewhere at the bottom of the sign is their name as the exception?

Posted by Cherry Temple (Real Living At The Beach) about 11 years ago