Beaches and Parks in Key Largo

Key Largo features lots of areas where you can see the nature that surrounds us. There are natural beaches, hammocks, gardens, and parks. No matter what kind of Caribbean nature you are looking for, chances are, we've got some near by.

  • John Pennekamp

    MM 102.5
    Oceanside
    Key Largo, FL

    The first undersea park in the U.S., the park encompasses about 70 square miles. Canoeing and kayaking through the park's waters are popular activities; Enjoy walking on short trails, picnicking, or swimming at the beach. 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium.

    Photograph of John PenneKamp State Park Beach
  • Founder's Park

    MM 87,
    Islamorada, FL

    Beach, Skate Park, Walking Trails, Soccer Fields, Swimming Pools, Sailboat Rentals, Yacht Harbor, Baseball Fields, and even anampitheater can all be found here in one of the nicest parks in all of the upper Keys!

    Photograph of Founder's Park Islamorada Florida
  • Bahia Honda

    MM 37
    bahiahondapark.com

    Featuring an award winning beach and historic bridge, has become a favorite destination for visitors to our island paradise. The park, encompassing over 500 acres and an offshore island offers some of the best beachcombing in Florida.

    Photograph of Bahia Honda State Park

Here are some other great beaches and parks to visit while in the Keys:

  • Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

    Card Sound Road
    305-451-1202

    Once slated to become a condominium development, this park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States. The park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe and the American crocodile. Bike and walking trails.

  • Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    Card Sound Road
    305-451-4223

    Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 to protect critical breeding and nesting habitat for the endangered American crocodile and other wildlife. The refuge is located in north Key Largo and is currently comprised of 6,700 acres including 650 acres of open water.

  • Harry Harris Park/Beach

    Mile Marker 92.6, Tavernier
    (305) 664-8707

    The beach, not open to the ocean, is a tidal pool safer for children. The basketball courts, Kiddie playground, pavilions and BBQ grills are close to restrooms and parking. Two softball fields hosts local teams. One of the most popular features in this park is its deep water easy access boat ramp. Pet Friendly.

  • Everglades National Park

    State Rd 9336, Key Largo
    (305) 242-7700

    This park includes approximately 1.4 million acres, serves as the protected habitat of flora, fauna, birdlife and fish -- an eco-system that was endangered before the park's creation. Activities include guided sightseeing tours, canoeing, fishing, swimming, camping and hiking on carefully designed nature trails. The park's main concession at Flamingo includes a 127 room resort with a full service marina and restaurant overlooking Florida Bay.

  • Indian Key State Historic Site

    Mile Marker 78.5
    (305) 664-2540

    In 1836, Indian Key became the first county seat for Dade County. At that time, this tiny island was the site of a lucrative business-salvaging cargo from shipwrecks in the Florida Keys. Accessible only by boat, visitors come here to swim, sunbathe, and hike. Boat and kayak rentals are available from Robbie's Marina

  • Anne's Beach

    Mile Marker 73,
    Islamorada

    Beach is dedicated to local environmentalist Anne Eaton. There are 2 parking lots approximately 1/4 mile apart on US-1 at MM 73. Anne's Beach features a shallow swimming area, covered picnic tables, boardwalk and bathroom facilities.

  • Sombrero Beach

    MM 50, Marathon
    (305)-292-4560

    No doubt one of the best beaches in the Keys, here you'll find pleasant, shaded picnic areas that overlook a coconut palm–lined grassy stretch and the Atlantic Ocean. Roped-off areas allow swimmers, boaters, and windsurfers to share the narrow cove. Facilities include barbecue grills, a large playground, a pier, a volleyball court, and a paved, lighted bike path.

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