Free or Almost Free* things to do in the Florida Keys
The Florida Keys can be an expensive place to live and visit. These pages bring you some of the best, less expensive (* FREE or $10 or less for a family of 4), things to do.
On this Page you will find Free Things to do Through Out all of the Florida Keys
For more specific Free Florida Keys Things to Do grouped by location
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Biking in the Florida Keys
Fees: Just bring your bike.
Most of the Florida Keys have Bike Paths along the Overseas Highway. Many of these paths continue to various parks and beaches off the highway. With the weather and flat terrain the biking is easy and in many areas the scenery is outstanding. You can bring your own bike or there are many places to rent a bicycle.
Florida Keys Beaches
Fees: There are entrance fees at some of the parks with beaches but most are Free.
While the rest of Florida has some of the best sandy beaches in the world, the Fabulous Florida Keys are not known for there long expanses of sand beach. This is not to say there are no sand beaches in the Florida Keys, just that most are on the small side and often man-made.
In Key Largo you will enjoy the Harry Harris Park Beach. Islamorada has Anne's Beach, Marathon is blessed with Sombrero Beach and Key West has a number of public beaches including Higgs Beach, Smathers Beach and South Beach.
We do have one famous Florida Keys beach. In Bahia Honda State Park you will find Sandspur Beach which has been listed as one of the top beaches in the US in some rankings.
More Florida Keys Beach Information
Fees: If you are a Florida Resident, under 16 or a person who has been accepted as a client for developmental disabilities services by the Children and Family Services, provided the department furnishes proof thereof you don't need a Saltwater Fishing License unless you are fishing from a boat. If you don't meet any of these exemptions there are licensing requirements.
As long as you bring your own Fishing Tackle the only additional cost is for bait. Frozen baits like shrimp, mullet and squid are the least expensive. Live Pinfish can be $1 each. You can also pick up some chum and use it to attract and catch your own live bait.
Most of the Keys bridges have been replaced and many of the old bridges have been left in place to serve as fishing platforms. Some of these can get you several miles from shore. If you choose your fishing times right (tides and temperature play a big part in the fishing) you can not only have a good time you may also take something home to eat.
More Florida Keys Bridge Fishing Information.
Sunrises and Sunsets
There are few places in the U.S. (or the world for that matter) where you can watch the sunrise over the sea in the morning and then watch the sunset over the sea that evening. In some locations you only have to move your chair in between. Just one of the reasons we call this paradise.