The Florida Keys is unique in so many ways. Around 113 islands make up the idyllic subtropical archipelago, many linked by the famously scenic Overseas Highway, a must on any Florida road trip.

The Florida Keys has long been a mecca for those looking to chill on pristine beaches or party in the bustling city of Key West, famous for its nightlife, tourism, and shopping.

Get Back to Nature at These Beautiful Parks in the Florida Keys

John Pennekamp State Park

John Pennekamp Park on Key Largo was the first underwater State Park in the US. A notable attribute of the park is the ease of access; the reef begins a mere 20 meters from the shore so you can snorkel straight from the beach.

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda Park is the quintessential beach paradise and a favourite park in the Keys. Long stretches of palm-fringed white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, away from the tourist hustle and bustle.

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

The historic Fort Zachary Taylor has guarded the Key West Harbour through some of the most defining times in US history including the Civil War, the Spanish American War, WWI and WWII.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand. It lies approx seventy miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico.

San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park

The San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve, a 640- acre state park offers snorkelers and scuba divers the opportunity to see the wreck of the 287-ton Dutch-built ship, the San Pedro.

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