JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- When you think summer at Jacksonville Beach, you think about sun, sand and surf, but you certainly aren't thinking about high volumes of seaweed.
Recently the beach has been seen littered with the vegetation, frustrating those who visit it.
"It smells a little like tuna and I wish I had some Febreez with me right now," said Kathryn Tinsley of Mandarin.
At 7th Avenue, the coast was greener than it was white. Finding a spot of sand to sit on was a bit of an Easter egg hunt for Patti Johnson.
"You really can't sit on the seaweed, it's kind of an uncomfortable situation with it all around the beach right now," she said.
The Atlantic Beach native is embarrassed by the stench and the sight of her coast.
"Especially for people coming to Florida, this is the first thing they want to see in the ocean and it's got to be I'm sure kind of a shock to them," said Johnson.
"It would be great if they attempted to plow it up to get rid of it."
The department on public works said that the seaweed will be picked up once storms stop stirring up the surf and washing the seaweed on shore.
Crews will wait for it to dry out, rake it up and pile it back by the dunes where it will be covered with sand. But with even more rain on the way, it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon.