Curry Hammock State Park
The shallow, protected waters of Curry Hammock State Park are the perfect place to kayak and paddleboard, with miles of pristine coastline to explore. There are also large areas of mangrove swamp, seagrass beds and rockland hammocks. When the wind gets up the area transforms into a Mecca for windsurfers and kite surfers.
This very small but incredibly beautiful beach in Marathon is one of the best anywhere on the Keys. You can sit and watch the manatees swim past the nearby reef while enjoying a sunset that’s impossible to beat.
Bahia Honda State Park
Bahia Honda was recently named the 2nd most beautiful beach in North America. The state park actually has two sandy beaches, as well as a marina, dive shop, cabins and campsites – everything you need to enjoy your stay in paradise. Daily snorkel trips to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary allow you to observe the beautiful reefs of the Florida Keys.
Long Key State Park
This 965-acre Florida State Park, which was once home to a luxury resort, now offers canoeing, bonefishing and hiking opportunities. The park is probably best known for its Golden Orb Trail, although there are also other popular nature trails you can enjoy.