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93.6 — Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, Bayside.Â Wander along a boardwalk through a mangrove forest at this volunteer-run wildlife-rehab facility with an informal, backyardÂ feel. Small park withÂ man-made beach, picnic tables, a picnic shelter and a playground. admission for over 16 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.Â Incidentally, the early community of “Planter” was here. This was the center of the early community of Tavernier. 89.0 — Jersey Boardwalk Pizza, 88.0 — Marker 88 Restaurant, bayside. 41), who dined here frequently during his fishing trips to Islamorada. 85.5 — Snake Creek Bridge; Coast Guard Station, gulfside. Visitors can walk along 8-foot-high quarry walls to see cross sections of the ancient coral and learn about the quarry and its operation. 84.3 — This was the center of the community of Quarry that thrived during the construction of the railroad.
91.9 — Old Tavernier Post office; Old Settlers Park, oceanside; historic Tavernier Hotel, oceanside. 91.0 — Tavernier Creek Bridge; enter Islamorada; Tavernier Creek Marina, Conch Republic Divers, Plantation Marina.Â Bayside 90.7 — Captain Slate’s Scuba Adventures. Large Indian mound in the center of the subdivision. It was created by Marathon artist Richard Blaze three decades ago, and it has a name â€“ Betsy. A popular sports bar and seafood eateryÂ before Holiday Isle. The restaurant is tucked in behind a building on the oceanside. 85.3 — Windley Key State Fossil Reef Geological Site, gulfside. It’s an old quarry where fossilized coral was acquired for use in building Flagler’s Overseas Railroad in the early 1900s.
The Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys is the ultimate road trip: Spectacular views and things to do, places to go andÂ places to hide. Excellent restaurant with outdoor seating and a super view of Blackwater Sound, tucked in behind Senor Frijoles. 103.5 — The 1920s Key Largo Rock Castle, End of Oceana Drive, Oceanside. 102.4 — The Fish House (and Fish House Encore) Restaurant. Behind the Key Largo government center (bayside) there’s a waterfront park with covered picnic tables. 101.7Â — Hobo’s Cafe.Â Long one of Bob’sÂ favorites stops. 83.0 — Ziggie and Mad Dog’s.Â (Warning: Audio blasts when you click on the link.) 83.0 — History of Diving Museum. Galleries, restaurants and monthly art walks with live music.
There are hundreds of places toÂ pull over to fish, kayak or enjoy a cocktail at sunset. Fresh seafood is a Florida Keys staple at roadside fish shacks or upscale eateries. Popular pair of restaurants serving a variety of fresh Keys seafood. Museum collects, preserves, displays, and interprets artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. ** Hotels.com: Find a room in Islamorada ** 82.1 –Â Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey OutpostÂ 82.1 — Key Lantern Blue Fin Inn. At the end of Beach Road is picturesqueÂ The Moorings Village, where theÂ Netflix filmed scenes for “Bloodlines.” Beachside near the monument, on “the Old Road,” is Cheeca Lodge.
Saved from development, this park preserves one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States, home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe and the American crocodile. 112.5 — Monroe County Line –Â Little Blackwater Sound Boat Ramp, bayside. When camping, we choose Key Lime Pie Company pies, which are available in the frozen food section at many small markets from Key Largo to Key West for about . Offshore on the bay side are the remainsÂ of eight concrete bridge pilings built by WW I veterans.
Read Hacks for booking a campsite in the Florida Keys 103.2 — Num Thai Sushi Bar Restaurant. 101.5 — – Calusa Campground 101.4 — Publix Supermarket, Tradewinds Plaza. The was the center of the 1880s community of Newport. All you can eat for .95 (adults) and .95 for children. 83.5 — The Sandbar at Whale Harbor.Â On the rooftop of the Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet is this delightful open-air lounge overlooking Whale Harbor and the offshore sandbar where Keys boaters gather on weekends. Popular upscale lodging with private beach, newly renovated after Hurricane Irma. Luxury cabins on a beautiful, palm-dotted beach Pricey, but well-regarded. This is also a good place to park and explore thisÂ historic community, which is developing into the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District.
Ocean Drive for the Key Colony Inn, one of the best restaurants in the Keys. 53.4 — The Island Fish Company Tiki Bar & Restaurant. 53.1 — Vaca Cut Bridge, entering the business district of Marathon next 8 miles. In Marathon, this is Bob’s go-to market for seafood.Â 6950 Overseas Highway, Marathon. There are few “real” beaches in the Keys, and this is one of them.
The focus of thisÂ not-for-profit facility is on education.Â Rather than choreographed shows, trainers hold informative sessions as visitors stand on the dock around open-water tanks. Day visitors can launch kayaks from the beach and paddle coves, tunnels and trails.
Lots of campsites with a gravel base, but hard to book in summer and winter. Unique glass bottom bar over water best seen at night. The huge selection of seafood dishes will make your head swim, and it’s very good. 81.5 — Oceanside: Islamorada Library and park; Hurricane Memorial.Â The Hurricane Monument tells the story ofÂ the devastating 1935 hurricane.