John Pennekamp State Park

John Pennekamp State Park

Key Largo
  • Mostly hetero
  • Public beach
  • Little Infrastructure
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Other

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park at the northern end of Key Largo was the first undersea park in the U.S. and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Covering about 70 nautical square miles, it has 50 miles of natural mangrove wilderness trails and offers scuba diving, snorkeling, glass-bottom boat tours and rentals of powerboats, paddle boards, canoes and sit-on-top kayaks. The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset with a per-car entrance fee of $8, $4 for motorcycles and sole-occupant cars, and $2 for pedestrians and cyclists. About an hour's drive from Miami on the way to or from Key West.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL, United States

Key Largo Fisheries Backyard

  • Seafood
  • American

The place to stop to break that long drive to or from Key West, Alabama Jack's is a lively bar with cold beer, conch fritters, live music and mangrove swamp views. Take the Cardsound toll-road instead of...
  • Bar
  • LGBTQ-friendly