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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

No Fed Action to be Taken on Offshore Party Spots

On-the-water revelers can continue partying at offshore hot spots throughout the Keys, as far as the federal government is concerned. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council decided not to consider a proposed recommendation that could have eventually resulted in no-anchoring zones at popular shallow-water areas like Marathon’s sandbar off Valhalla, Picnic Island, Snipe … Read more

Smathers Beach – Key West

Key West’s manmade strand, built with sand brought in from the Bahamas in 1961, offers a rare stretch of white sand among the Keys’ otherwise-rocky shores. The vibe of downtown Duval Street extends to this beach, where the people-watching and socializing are just as important as the sun and waves. Beach volleyball and parasailing are … Read more