Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Learn fascinating facts about sea turtles along the Gulf Coast, as well as how you can help protect them.

sea turtle nest

With our warm weather and sunny skies all year, Florida seems like endless summer. But we do have seasons! In fact, summer and fall represent one of Florida’s most important times of year: sea turtle nesting season. Along our Gulf shoreline in St. Pete-Clearwater and around the state, mother sea turtles lumber up our beaches by night and laboriously lay their cache of eggs in the summer months. Somewhere between 45 and 70 days later, the tiny sea turtle hatchlings scurry to the sea in a journey that is only the very beginning of their survival story.