The 2019 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County opens June 15 and will remain open through September 10. Click here for more information.
Each summer, hundreds of Floridians and visitors come to our coastal community for the world’s best scalloping. This is a great time to get outside and enjoy the Gulf Coast’s beautiful waters, abundant fishing opportunities and any of the other great attractions we offer.
A place for many
The Horseshoe Beach area was settled in the early 1800s. The land was owned by lumber interests until 1935, when C.C. Douglas and Burton Butler purchased the land for $324, since the lumber company was pressuring the residents to “move on”. The Butler/Douglas union made it possible for the settlers to own their occupied property. They offered each resident the lot he was living on for $10. The town was incorporated in 1963. The town now has a restaurant, full-service marina, ice cream shop, churches, a number of comfortable efficiencies, houses and apartments, a waterfront park, and a general store.