A palm tree paradise of white, sandy shores sloping gently into emerald green waters - Key Colony Beach will invoke supreme relaxation with its charming blend of laid-back attitudes and carefree, island vibes. Less than one-square-mile in size, Key Colony Beach is largely made up of upscale residential streets, a well-maintained public golf course, and palm tree-lined green spaces sandwiched between canals that provide direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.
You won't find the nightlife of Miami Beach here, but for diving, snorkeling, fishing, and boating, this quaint beach burg can’t be beat. So book your own private Vacasa rental here and start planning your next getaway for fun in the sun, sand, and surf of Key Colony Beach!
Where is Key Colony Beach, FL?
Belonging to the sunny Florida Keys, this tiny island town lies on the east end of family-friendly Marathon. It is accessible via the Sadowski Causeway, which is connected to the Overseas Highway (U.S. Highway 1) that runs all the way to gorgeous Key West.
What to Do in Key Colony Beach, FL
While relaxing beachside and stocking up on sunshine should be at the top of any Florida Keys vacationer’s list, those seeking other ways to get their vitamin D will find plenty more options on Key Colony Beach. Start your day off with a tee time for a full 18 holes at the picturesque Key Colony Beach Golf Course, or hop on a bike and peddle down the breezy, oceanfront path along the Sadowski Causeway. Catch a mid-day snack at Sparky’s Landing (don’t dare forget to sample the delicious key lime pie) before heading back out to catch a few more rays and tranquil ocean views at Sunset Park.
Serious sport-fisherman and amateurs alike will rejoice in the amount of options for reeling in record-size fish just offshore. Head out to the Atlantic with a knowledgeable guide aboard a local charter like Captain Tad’s or Silverfox Fishing, and you’ll soon find the perfect conditions for landing a trophy marlin, bonefish, tarpon, or other native species inhabiting the local waters. If you're lucky, you might catch something delicious to cook up in your rental kitchen!
Day Trips from Key Colony Beach, FL
Just up the Overseas Highway, a trip to the rehabilitation facility and dolphin/seal/manatee retirement home that is the Dolphin Research Center is sure to be hit with your kids. Guaranteed fun for your whole family, swim alongside playful dolphins or feed fish to barking sea lions at this beloved nonprofit. Your kids will squeal with delight upon every curious creature they encounter in interactive exhibits and tanks full of Florida-native sealife.
Kayak through lagoons and mangrove forests at Long Key State Park just 15 miles away, or lace up your hiking shoes and bring a pair of binoculars to spot rare, native birds in their natural habitat. Bring a picnic to eat at the observation tower before heading back across the boardwalk, or come out here after sundown for stargazing under a dazzling night sky.
Pack your bags, grab plenty of sunscreen, and don’t forget your sense of adventure when you book a trip to one of our homes in the sunny Florida Keys! Whether you’ve come for relaxation or recreation, rest assured you’ll find it all just steps from your door at Key Colony Beach!
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