Linda Perloff

Century 21 Schwartz Realty
101925 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037

Direct: 305.394.2616

Area Attractions, Activities, and Events

Area Links
Keys Calendar of Events
Islamorada Community Entertainment
Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Key Largo Art Gallery
Pennekamp Park
Pennekamp Park / Concessions
Theater of the Sea
Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geological Site
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Dolphin Research Center
Turtle Hospital
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Fruit & Spice Park
Marine Mammal Conservancy
360 Photo Tours of Keys' Locales

Visitors to the Florida Keys can enjoy many activities - on land or at sea! Visit the country's first underwater state park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Go see the actual boat used in the filming of the African Queen (located at MM 100). The Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, located at MM 93.6, gives visitors the opportunity to witness "Keys" birds that have been wounded and are now being nursed back to health by the caring staff of this facility. Rich in history, the Keys also provides memorials to the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Donna (1960) throughout the area. The Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geological Site located at MM 85.5 allows individuals to view cross-sections of ancient coral and an old quarry used in the construction of Henry Flagler's railroads during the early 1900's.

The Florida Keys are home to the only living coral reef system in North America and the third largest barrier reef in the world. It stretches along the ocean side of the islands and has become a popular destination for millions of water enthusiasts.

While white sandy beaches are not as prevalent in the Keys as in some areas, those that we have are spectacular and add further contrast to the beautiful blues and greens of our waters. Bahia Honda State Park, with its long white sand beaches and swaying palm trees, has often been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. Sombrero Beach in Marathon also offers visitors and residents the opportunity to snorkel, swim, or just take in the sun. This recently renovated area provides picnic and volleyball facilities for family outings. Other area beaches can be found in Tavernier at Harry Harris Park, in Islamorada at Anne's Beach, and in Key West at Smathers Beach.

The Upper Keys provides some of the most beautiful and unique diving and snorkeling experiences in the world, including the "Statue of Christ of the Abyss". This enormous statue is located in 25 feet of water off the coast of Key Largo. There is also the Spiegel Grove, a newer dive location created by the submersion of a 510 foot retired navy ship in 2002. This sunken vessel creates the framework for a new reef system. Islamorada offers Alligator Reef, marked by a 136 foot tall lighthouse. The wreckage of an ancient ship can be found at The Eagle. This 287 foot ship was intentionally sunk in over 100 feet of water and is now home to large schools of aquatic species and living coral.

Some of the finest fishing in the world happens right here in the Florida Keys. Anglers can go out beyond the reef into the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream in search of dolphin (mahi mahi), marlin, or yellowfin tuna (just to name a few). Those fishermen who prefer staying closer to the shore can spend time in the "Backcountry" hooking tarpon, bonefish, and other great catches. Charter boats are available throughout the Keys.

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