A Lovely Beach in Key Largo, Florida Keys

the beach at the hilton key largo resort in the florida keysFor those who don’t know the Florida Keys, they might picture idyllic beaches for leisure, but actually the Florida Keys are much more popular for boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba, and even jet-skiing on the water. It doesn’t offer too many beaches. But even with this dearth of beaches, visitors can find a few worth a visit.

One of my favorites in the Upper Keys is definitely Nest Key, but if you don’t have access to a boat you can’t get there. Don’t worry though at mile marker (mm) 97, also in the upper Florida Keys, visitors can find one at the Hilton in Key Largo.

the view of the Hilton Key LArgo Resort from a parasail adventure from Caribbean Watersports

the view of the Hilton from the sky and my Parasail adventure

Last winter I visited the hotel for a parasail adventure with Caribbean Water Sports and loved my time up in the sky over the water.  Over lunch I also noticed the seemingly secluded beach hidden by mangroves and tropical trees. I captured a few images from my afternoon.  This winter when I am back in Key Largo, you can bet I’ll be paying another visit.

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the beach at the hilton key largo resort in the florida keys

through the mangroves

stay adventurous, Craig

this post is the first in the 2012-13 return of the winter series Beach Thursday. Also, I’d like to thanks the Hilton Key Largo Resort for providing lunch and Caribbean Water Sports for my time para-sailing.

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  • Maryann

    With all the snow and cold weather here in the Northeast, I can only dream about a warm tropical location. I love the Florida Keys. The climate and water with it’s beautiful color is amazing. Wish I was there. Beautiful.

  • http://www.theworldofdeej.com The World of Deej

    Naturally, I’m a fan, given the large amounts of Conch blood in my veins.

  • http://twitter.com/mrsoaroundworld Ana Silva O’Reilly

    lovely place! always wanted to visit the keys!!

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      Mrs O, you must… it is an unique slice of America… stay adventurous, Craig

      • @mrsoaroundworld

        I will be away until October 8th in the States, but on the other coast… Florida Keys sometime soon.

  • http://travelingted.com/ Traveling Ted

    Great tip. I drove out to the Keys about five years ago and I could not find a beach anywhere. I wish I would have read this before.

  • http://twitter.com/jettingaround Pola (JettingAround)

    Very lovely. This reminds me that I need to watch “Key Largo” with Bogart & Bacall…

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