The Overseas Highway, US 1 in the FL Keys, is one of the most scenic roads in the country, and designated as such. Over 100 miles long and connected by 42 bridges, the road to Key West has many side roads and places that should not be missed – places that only locals know about – until now. Let this book be your Lower Keys guide and you will discover the best that the Keys has to offer.
Written by Captain Brian Branigan of Keys Boat Tours, The Road To Key West includes Marathon, Bahia Honda, Big Pine Key, Big Torch Key, Ramrod Key, Summerland Key, Sugarloaf Key, The Saddlebunch Keys, Geiger Key, Stock Island, and Key West.
You will discover swimming holes, walking trails, bike rides, places to kayak, sunset spots, bars and restaurants, and more. Whether your visit is two days or two months, we believe that you will find this information indispensable.
Our hearts go out to those affected by hurricane Irma. It is difficult, no doubt, but we are strong, Keys Strong. The landscape and seascape have changed some but we intend a speedy recovery. Key West will be ready soon, and the Lower Keys will be ready in time for winter season.
Our home, furnishings, appliances and vehicles have been destroyed. In short, we've had a major set back, but we intend to rebuild in coming months. We know we can. That said, we could use your support. But, we want to give something too.
Island Design would like to help Keys businesses and individuals get back on their feet by offering our services at half price.
Our boat tour business, Keys Boat Tours will open sooner than later and even offer free kayak and paddleboard outings (from our Sunshine Key location MM 39) through November.
For those of you who wonder if you should visit the Keys this winter season - yes! Please don't hesitate to book your reservation now.
If you care to donate, we would appreciate it very much, even $25 means a lot. Visit our YouCaring Fund. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Locally, the storm has brought locals closer together. Sure, it will be harder for some, but we will help those who need us too.
Thank you for supporting the FL Keys. It means a lot - everything!
What people are saying about this guide.
“We at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce hope you use this in-depth guide to enhance your trip through our beloved area. The Lower Florida Keys is a very special place. We hope you come to treasure it as much as our locals do.”Susan K. Miller, Executive Director Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce