When you think of the Florida Keys, you think of two things, Key West and Jimmy Buffett, but there is so much more to the Keys than this. Whether on the water or under the water in the Keys there is an abundance of marine life to see. Home to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, there are over 29 reefs to explore and if beaches are more your style, I promise you that Florida Keys has plenty!
These Florida Keys travel tips will help prepare you for a visit and make the most of all the beautiful area has to offer.
Three Sections to the Florida Keys
The Best Times to Visit the Florida Keys
Leave The High Heels and Ties At Home
The Florida Keys embody a slower pace and a laid-back, casual attitude that carries over to your attire. Almost anywhere in the Florida Keys shorts, T-shirts, and sandals are fine. Toss a shirt or a cover-up on over your bathing suit and grab a bite to eat. It is always best to toss a light rain jacket or an umbrella in your bag for those all too brief afternoon showers. Don’t forget the hat, sunscreen, and after-sun moisturizer to protect yourself from the brutal Florida sun.
Speaking of sunscreen, if you plan to be in the water think about bringing a reef-friendly sunscreen and leaving behind the spray sunscreen. Spray sunscreens are frowned upon on boats because they can make the decks slippery, and could lead to an accident. These sunscreens can also be harmful to the plentiful marine life on the reefs.
Around, In or On the Water