You Can Help Nesting Sea Turtles in the Florida Keys

March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s beaches at night by leaving the beach as natural as possible. To do this, beachgoers should remove beach […]
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Islamorada’s Anne’s Beach to Get a Facelift

On Feb. 16, the Village of Islamorada and the Tourist Development Council reached a grant agreement to fund the first phase of the Anne’s Beach Boardwalk Replacement Project. After evaluating the condition of the boardwalk, the village deemed the deteriorated path needed replacing. According to Islamorada Public Works Director, AJ Engelmeyer, 20 percent of the […]
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Marathon Coco Plum Beach Could Receive Offshore Barriers

It could be 2020 before barriers are put in the water off Coco Plum Beach in Marathon to stop the shoreline from eroding like it has over the last past two decades. That’s the plan, according to Marathon Public Works and Engineering Director Carlos Solis, who on Tuesday gave the City Council an update on […]
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Florida Keys Treasures in the Beach Wrack Line

A fun pastime on any beach is looking for what’s washed up with the tides. Interesting things can wind up in the beach wrack line — piles of seaweed and seagrass marking the high tide line along most natural shorelines. Depending on where you are in Florida, you may be hunting for shark’s teeth, shells […]
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10 Things We Love About The Florida Keys

From Caribbean-like aquamarine waters to a friendly, island life attitude, the Florida Keys never fail to surprise first-time visitors. We love the food, rum, nightlife and sunsets, but were also charmed by the abundance of wildlife and the beaches (who says there’s no beaches in the Keys?). The Keys manage to deliver the tropical vacations […]
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Winter Weather Forecast Could Start the Winter Migration Early

If you are already, or soon to be, overcome by cold, snow and ice, it’s time to finalize those plans for your migration to the Florida Keys. Here are some questions to see how the Winter Weather Forecast affects your plans. How much Winter weather does it take to convince you to head South? When […]
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Big Pine Key Swimming Hole Amended Design Up For Vote

A familiar recreational area set for a major facelift in the coming years is looking for Monroe County approval to its amended plan. The Big Pine Key swimming hole, located near Pine Channel Bridge, will eventually be transformed into what county officials describe as a park, with multiple amenities to the public. An updated design […]
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Do Your Part to Help Remove Plastics From the Environment

We drive plastic cars, wear plastic clothes, eat with plastic utensils on plastic plates, buy food contained in plastic bottles and put it in plastic bags to bring it to our homes. We are addicted to plastic. In fact, Americans use more than 2.5 million plastic bottles an hour. Unfortunately, not only is plastic a […]
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Florida Keys Sea Turtle Season May Hatch Record Numbers

All signs point to the ongoing Florida Keys Sea Turtle nesting season as a loggerhead baby bonanza. “This season has seen some of the highest nesting counts in the Keys in a number of years,” Sue Schaf, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said Friday. “In general, it’s been great.” “In […]
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Florida Keys Beach Wildlife – Tips on Protecting

The Florida Keys Beaches are very important to Florida Keys Wildlife. Follow these tips to ensure the protection of our Florida Keys Beach Wildlife. Respect posted areas, even if you don’t see birds inside them. Birds, eggs and nests are well-camouflaged with the beach environment, and disturbance by people can cause the abandonment of an […]
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Summer in the Florida Keys: Best Places Not in Key West

It’s that time of year — when Florida residents flock to the land of Hemingway, hammocks and sunset celebrations – the Florida Keys. The 110-mile highway to Key West is peppered with attractions, restaurants and shops to explore, but you’ll need a place to stay and there are many good options. Here are a few […]
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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May In Florida

It’s that time of year again.  It’s sea turtle nesting season so if you are planning a trip to the beach, be careful where you step. Sea turtle nesting season begins in May and lasts through the end of October. It’s a critical time when people can help keep sea turtles and hatchlings safe. The good news […]
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Florida Keys: What To See And Do – Beaches-Fishing-Diving-Sailing

Why go For the holiday-maker looking to get off the beaten track a little bit and hoping to experience something unique and laid back, the Florida Keys is a perfect escape. The Keys comprise 110 miles of islands in south Florida including Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys and the […]
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Your Lower Florida Keys Vacation Bucket List

The Lower Florida Keys have some well known destinations. Lying between the Middle Florida Keys and Key West, with Big Pine Key’s Key Deer and Bahia Honda State Park’s beaches as well as one of the top diving spots, Looe Key, will keep visitors busy and happy. There are also may historic locations to satisfy […]
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Founder’s Park Beach Islamorada

Founder’s Park Beach by Brad Bertelli The small crescent-shaped beach is dotted with coconut palms. The warm shallows of Florida Bay lap at its edges. The beach is a local favorite and an excellent place to escape the sub-tropical heat. Because the water is largely devoid of current, waves, or undertow, the roped-off swimming area is […]
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Library Beach Islamorada

Tucked behind a royal Poinciana tree and the historic Helen Wadley Branch of the Islamorada Library is Library Beach. “Beach”  might be stretching the idea. The beach is a little strip of sand with grass that overlooks a mangrove-lined creek. The water is warm and clear and an ideal place to find relief on a […]
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5 Great Florida Keys Beaches To Visit On The Cheap

Florida Keys Beaches I recently took an extended road trip down the East coast from West Virginia, ending magnificently in the Florida Keys. Anyone who has traveled down that way, knows that the Keys can be quite expensive to stay in. So money for activities does not have to be that much thank goodness, there […]
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Shoreline Snorkeling at Florida Keys State Parks

Want to brush up on your snorkeling skills or enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys’ waters without paying for a boat trip? You won’t see massive coral formations as shown on television, but you can find a wonderful and intriguing underwater world in the nearshore waters. At three area Florida State Parks, a quick swim will […]
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Crocodile Rocks at Smather’s Beach Key West

State wildlife officials do not plan relocate a crocodile that has been hanging around Smather’s Beach, but instead warning people to stay away from and not feed or harass the federally protected reptile. The American species of crocodile is “pretty transient” and “they move on pretty quickly,” Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Crocodile Response […]
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