The Florida Keys

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Welcome to our islands! A dream vacation, yes, and getting here is most important.

Instead of spending your entire trip on one key, spend a few days in the Upper Keys, Middle Keys and Lower Keys. Each area is unique and has much to offer.

Best Florida Keys State Parks on the Planet

Book reservations in advance.  In season book 6-11 months in advance.  They are in demand for good reasons.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has two man-made beaches, each with its own distinct personality.John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has two man-made beaches, each with its own distinct personality. The glass-bottom trips depart from the park's docks three times per day.The park campground offers 47 campsites for both tent and RV campers with water, sewer hookup, and electricity: 30 amp, 50 amp and 110 volt.
John Pennekramp State ParkMM 102.4 Key Largo-Upper Key

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda has several white sandy beaches for you to enjoy.

Calusa is the smallest beach; it is located on the northwest side of the island. Loggerhead is the shallowest beach and is located on the south side of the island.

Long Key State ParkMM 67.5 Middle Key

Located in the Florida Keys, the park's 60 campsites all overlook the Atlantic Ocean.

The Key is about 100 yards at its widest point inbetween the Atlanta Ocean and the Bay

If you're a Bone fisherman, you'll be in heaven.  Park your boat at your campsite door,  Don't get better that that!

Curry Hammock State Park MM 53.5, Marathorn, Fl Middle Key

Feeding Tarpon at Robbie's - Robbie's of Islamorada  MM 7735

The big draw at Robbie’s is the chance to see 50 to 100 enormous tarpon swimming around the dock in clear water only a few feet deep.

You pay $1 to go out on the dock and it’s another $3 for a bucket of fish pieces to toss to them.

It might be the most entertainment you’ll find in the Keys for a few bucks.

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide

Our drive-to islands are rich in arts & culture, yet if you crave the wild outdoors, our guided eco-tours, walking trails, environmental centers and a plethora of green travel initiatives will satisfy.

When using any Key West guide, you will see the abbreviation "m.m.". This stands for "mile marker". Mile markers are the small green signs on the side of the road that represent what mile you are located at on the overseas highway (US 1).

Mile markers go lower as you go further south. The beginning of Key Largo is located at mile marker 107. Key West begins at mile marker 5.

The Florida Keys are a chain of about 1700 islands in the southeast Florida.

They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the westernmost of the inhabited islands, and on to the uninhabited Dry Tortugas.

Fort Jefferson - Dry Tortugas National Park (U.S. National Park Service)Fort Jefferson - Dry Tortugas NationFort Jefferson, Nestled within the islands and shoals that make up the Dry Tortugas, the harbor offered ships the chance to resupply, refit, or seek refuge from (U.S. National Park Service)

The islands lie along the Florida Straits, dividing the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and defining one edge of Florida Bay.

At the nearest point, the southern tip of Key West is just 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.

For those of you that have never been here before, the Florida Keys are a 106 mile long chain of islands that begin at the very bottom of Florida's mainland.

Often referred to as America's Caribbean.

These islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico (Locals call it the "Bay") on the other.

The Keys offer some of the finest fishing and diving in the world and are the home of the only living Coral Reef in the Continental United States.

For land lubbers there is also plenty do.

The Keys are also the home of some of Florida's finest parks and sanctuaries and there are plenty of places to shop for island wear, home decor and much more.

Of course, you can always just sit next to the water and sip on a Margarita while listening to your favorite Jimmy Buffett song.

Tips on navigating the Keys!

Key Largo is the first island south of the Florida mainland, and Key West is approximately 100 miles south of Key Largo.

In between are the lovely islands of Islamorada, Long Key, Marathon, Big Pine Key and many more.

Key Largo is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Miami Airport and Key West is roughly another 2 hours drive.

Key West Hotels - Key West Historic Inns! We offer the best and most extensive selection of Guest Houses in Key West.

Key West Express From Fort Myers Beach year round and Marco Island seasonally. Get away to Key West, America's Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West Express, where getting there is half the fun! What are you waiting for?

Florida Keys Florida Keys & Key West vacation planning starts here

Welcome to our islands! A dream vacation, yes, and getting here is most important

Our drive-to islands are rich in arts & culture, yet if you crave the wild outdoors, our guided eco-tours, walking trails, environmental centers and a plethora of green travel initiatives will satisfy.

Dive-snorkel charters visit the United States' only living, coral barrier reef and offer Florida Keys scuba diving vacation memories that last a lifetime. Anglers revel in our heart-racing, world-class sportfishing.

|Key West Menu| The Menu. It is the perfect tool to help you decide! Arranged in an easy-to-use format, The Menu is divided into categories which make it simple to locate the kind of food and even the specific dish you are looking for.

Have a great meal!

Locals Guide What’s the Locals Guide about? Well, it’s about people ... the ones that populate our days and characterize our tiny islands.

Key West News| What can I say, it's the only local newspaper worth reading. Enjoy.

The Keys at a Glance

Key Largo, The Dive Capital of the World. A dream vacation, yes, Paradise Has Never Been Easier to Reach

Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys The Lower Keys begin where the Florida Keys island chain takes a graceful westerly turn toward the sunset, shortly after the famous Seven Mile Bridge.

Village of Islands of Islamorada is situated between the saltwater wilderness of Everglades National Park in one direction and North America's only coral barrier reef and the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits in the other.

The Islands of Marathon in the Florida Keys is home to some of the world's best fishing, diving, and snorkeling as well as wedding and seafood dining destinations!

Key West" is just a short and picturesque drive from Miami, Florida down US-1. The Florida Keys hold a lot of treasures for the traveler.

Fantasy Fest!!!Habitat for Insanity every October. The insane spray paint costuming (luv it!) continues as Fantasy Fest announces the theme for Pretenders in Paradise 2010 as “Predators and Prey Come out to Play



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