A popular spot during great predicted wind weekends. Can get pretty crowded with kiters during those times. Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. Amenities include soda machines, bathrooms, running water, pavilions with picnic tables and grills. There is a grassy setup area to keep sand off of your kite. Tons of flat shallow water. 1/4 mile to the east is a big sand bar. See rays, sharks, tarpon, bonefish, bait fish, ospreys, and bald eagles.
DIRECTIONS TO SPOT: The park is located along both sides of U.S. 1 starting at Little Crawl Key, Mile Marker 56.2, 11 miles west of Long Key. The entrance to the facilities is on the ocean side of U.S. 1.
$5.00* per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$2.00* Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in a vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
$4.00* Single-occupant vehicle or Motorcycle.
* Plus $.50 per person Monroe County Surcharge.
Camping is available for $36.00 per night, plus tax. Includes water and electricity.
PRECAUTIONS: Booties or foot protection are not necessary but recommended for beginners due to some sharp rocks, urchins, and coralline algae. Watch for submerged rocks and super slippery mud (marl) at the waters edge. Watch for the park volunteers in the golf carts, sometimes they run over your kite lines with their golf carts
WIND DIRECTIONS: ENE to E to WSW
Contact the Otherside Boardsport for more information on kiteboarding, stand up paddleboarding, lessons, tours, gear sales, and rentals.
Address: 82758 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036