Florida Keys Scenic Highway

  • Start: Key Largo, Florida
  • End: Key West, Florida
  • Last Modified: 2012-01-26 19:06:26
  • Total Mileage: 110 Miles
  • Number of stops: 18


The Florida Keys Scenic Highway is the stretch of US 1 that travels through some of the nation’s most spectacular tropical scenery from Mile Marker 110, north of Key Largo, to Mile Marker 0 in Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States. Driving down the highway where the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico meet is an unparalleled experience, with the shallow sandy shelf of clear water reflecting bright turquoise, emerald, and aquamarine waters stretching out as far as the eye can see. The reef keeps the near-shore waters calm, and relaxation sinks in as you find beaches and palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze. And the bridge crossings bring you the sense of being out on the island chain in a way that only driving through the Keys can. Travelers will see and experience outstanding natural beauty, world-class fishing and diving, festivals, beaches, sunset celebrations, state and national parks, water sports, historic sites, museums, island cuisine, sunshine, tropical atmosphere, and friendly people that enjoy the laid back lifestyle that is the Florida Keys. The Keys also have a wonderful blend of dozens of unique cultures. Historically, Bahamian and Cuban influences have been dominant since people from these nearby islands (Cuba lies 90 miles off the coast) have been traveling to the Keys for hundreds of years. Culture, music, art, architecture and cuisine of the Keys are steeped in these island traditions. Experience for yourself Cuban, Bahamian and Caribbean food, dance to Salsa music, listen to the relaxing rhythms of an island steel drum band and visit the many museums and galleries full of art influenced by these cultures. All this and so much more is available on the Florida Keys Scenic Highway, the “Main Street” for all that is the Florida Keys.

Stop #1:

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Key Largo, Florida

Stop #2:

Key West, FL

Stop #3:

Florida Keys History of Diving Museum
Islamorada, Village of Islands, FL

Stop #4:

Anne's Beach
Marathon, Florida

Stop #6:

Dolphin Research Center
Marathon, Florida

Stop #7:

Curry Hammock
Marathon, FL

Stop #8:

Seven-Mile Bridge
Key West, FL

Stop #9:

Pigeon Key
Marathon, Florida

Stop #10:

Bahia Honda State Park
Big Pine Key, Florida

Stop #11:

National Key Deer Refuge
Big Pine Key, Florida

Stop #12:

Key West Botanical Garden
Key West, FL

Stop #13:

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West, Florida

Stop #15:

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Key West, Florida

Stop #16:

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Key West, FL

Stop #18:

Mallory Square
Key West, Florida

Stop #19:

Southernmost Point Marker
Key West, Florida

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