Florida Keys and Key West Beaches - Our Beach Guide
Keys and Key West beaches and our "take" on how they rate.....
About our Florida Keys and Key West Beaches
Because of our Florida Keys
geology and the coral reef extending virtually all down the Keys, we
don't get a lot of the big rolling wave action, therefore, the
sandy beaches/swimming areas that are so well known in the rest of
Florida less common here. Yes, we do have some great beaches and most
parks, cities and resorts maintain "beaches" for you to visit. Generally, these consist of a built-up sand beach area
above the water line where you can tan or lounge around. The Atlantic side
of Key West has several popular big sandy beaches with all the amenities.
There are two in Marathon you may want to check out as well. The Sombrero
Beach Park has been recently up-graded (see listings below) and the lesser
known Cocoplum while short of amenities is semi-private and a long beach.
Probably the best Florida Keys beaches are at Bahia Honda State Park and
Key West ocean-side -
well-maintained with great amenities There
is a small fee for entrance in Bahia Honda, but worth it. There are several beaches,
oceanside and bayside.