Steinhatchee (“STEEN-hatch-ee”) FYI if you wanna get served, you better not pronounce it (“STINE-hatch-ee”) 😂
Steinhatchee is about 17 miles south of Keaton Beach. It’s a fishing village of about 1,000 people. There are endless creeks and places on the river and Gulf to fish. The shallows are abundant with scallops, stone crabs and blue crabs. People come from all over to snorkel for scallops during the summer scalloping season. Steinhatchee is famous for its large population of spotted sea trout and redfish.
We coordinate our stay in Steinhatchee with the annual Fiddler Festival. The town comes alive when 20,000 people from neighboring counties arrive for the weekend. The streets are lined with really fantastic food, bands, and booths of creative crafts and works of art.