8 Fun Things to Do in the City of Key Colony Beach

If you're looking for a fun-filled getaway, look no further than the city of Key Colony Beach, known as "KCB" by frequent visitors and locals. This vibrant city located in the Florida Keys has something for everyone, from the exciting nightlife and delicious restaurants to beautiful beaches and intriguing history. It has a lower population density than Miami but still offers all the amenities and attractions of a big city.

Here are eight of the best things to do in one of the shining gems of the state of Florida, Key Colony Beach:

1. Visit Islamorada

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Islamorada is a village of islands located near the Key Colony Beach City region. You can enjoy the Theater of the Sea, a marine mammal park that allows for ethical interaction and education around the native sea turtle.

You can also visit the Florida Keys Discovery and History Center, which will teach you about the natural environment of the Keys. You can also visit the History of Diving Museum to learn about the history of diving in the area.

If you're looking for a more active adventure, you can go kayaking or paddle boarding through the mangroves, go on a glass-bottom boat tour, or take a snorkeling trip to see the beautiful coral reefs.

There are many calm and tucked-away sandbars for those who want to lounge and sunbathe if you head out along the shore during the low tide.

2. Relax at the Cabana Club

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If you're looking for a place to relax and take in the incredible views, the Cabana Club is definitely worth checking out. This exclusive Key Colony Beach club sits right on the oceanfront and offers many amenities including a private sandy beach, a heated and cooled pool depending on the season, dining and cocktail options, as well as a bar and lounge.

Since 1979, the Tracy Family has owned and operated Cabana Club. The Cabana Club was built in the mid-1950s and has undergone a few renovations, but none as extensive as what was done in the fall of 2014.

It now has a 65' x 35' "Zero Edge" pool that includes large rounded steps, benches, a waterfall, a spa, and massage jets for relaxation. Its temperature remains 85 degrees throughout the year by heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. With all the deck and lounge pavers resurfaced in sand color, it all looks contemporary and luxe.

3. Enjoy Sunset Park Beach

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Sunset Beach Park is a beautiful public beach located in Key Colony Beach. This park offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as picnic areas, grills, restrooms, and showers. It's perfect for a relaxing day by the water!

Sunset Park Beach is a scenic sandy stretch of beach with live music and a friendly vibe. At sunset, locals and visitors perform a song about the Florida Keys on the beach. This park is a popular wedding location.

As you stroll along the strand, take in the scenery of palm trees swaying in the breeze. The benches lining the beach, some of which sit beneath thatched tiki umbrellas, are perfect for taking a break.

Observe the varying shades of blue in the sea while strolling along the charming dock that stretches over the water. Dip your feet into the water and dangle your legs over the side. Because there are no lifeguards on this stretch of sand and crocodiles are known to show up here, swimming is not permitted.

You can also consider visiting Fat Deer Key and its beach, which is located a few miles north of Sunset Park and is accessible on the Overseas Highway, U.S. 1.

4. Snorkel at Coffins Patch

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Coffins Patch is an area near Key Colony Beach that is known for its excellent snorkeling. This spot is home to a wide variety of sea life. It consists of a collection of 6 areas of reef, and each different location has a different ecosystem for you to enjoy.

It's definitely worth checking out if you're looking for some underwater excitement along the city's oceanside!

You'll see stingrays, tangs, jacks, lobster, butterflyfish, grouper, and nurse sharks in this vibrant ecosystem. There are also large coral formations, sea fans, and sponges.

This is an ideal spot for beginner snorkelers because the water depth ranges from three to ten feet. Make sure to bring your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses!

The best time of year to visit Coffins Patch is during the winter when the water temperature is a little warmer. Many boat companies in town are willing to take you out to this location. It's about 3.5 miles from the shore and takes about 20 minutes to get there.

5. Go Fishing

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If you're going on vacation to the Florida Keys, choosing the right fishing charter can make the difference between your having a wonderful time on the water or wasting time and money. For the best fishing experience at Key Colony Beach, you need the best guide.

Captain Doug Kelley is known as one of the best fishing charters in the area. Captain Doug will ensure that you have a great time and help you plan a fishing trip to Key Colony Beach. A fishing trip to Key Colony Beach makes a memorable honeymoon adventure, a family memory to cherish, or a great escape with friends.

You can choose from offshore blue water fishing, reef trips, backcountry trips, nighttime trips, bayside trips, as well as spearfishing charters. Your trip will include all of the licenses, ice, bait, and tackle items you will need. The cost of the trip also includes fish cleaning. Each trip is 6 to 12 hours long, and the best months to fish are in April, May, or June.

If you're fishing on your own, the City Hall, Town Hall or police department in Monroe County can help you obtain a permit. You can also stop by the Chamber of Commerce or any bait and tackle shop in town.

6. Take a Break at Curly's Coffee and Marina

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If you're feeling tired from a full day of exploring the Key West area, it's time to take a break and get caffeinated and hydrated. Curly's Coffee and Marina is the perfect place to relax and refuel with a great cup of coffee, mocha, chai, hot chocolate, iced chai tea, an Italian soda, or a smoothie.

In addition to refueling, you can rent watersports equipment at the marina as well. Half and full-day fishing charters are available near the reef or offshore. You can also rent a paddleboat or a kayak and explore the waterways on your own.

7. Boat Around at Keys Kayak

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Located in Marathon, Keys Kayak is the perfect place to explore the area's mangrove tunnels and see the keys from a whole new perspective. You can arrange a tour with them or rent a kayak for the day.

These trips are family-friendly and can accommodate children as young as 5 years old. They last about 2.5 hours and range from $40 to $60 per person, making them extremely affordable in comparison to other tours around the Keys.

Single, double, and triple capacity kayaks are available, and respectively rent for $30, $55, and $140 dollars. Discounts are available for three-day and weekly rentals. There is also a deal where you get a third week with your kayak free if you rent two.

Delivery and pickup are available for $10 each way in the Marathon area.

Tip: Grab a bite at the Key Colony Inn before or after your kayaking adventure. The Key Colony Inn is a family-owned restaurant that's been serving the Florida Keys since 1953.

8. Key Colony Beach Golf Course

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At the Key Colony Beach Par-3 facility in Key Colony Beach, Florida, the 9-hole "Key Colony Beach" course measures 962 yards from the longest tees for a par of 27. Opened in 1973, Key Colony Beach's golf course was designed by Wayne Spano. The course is managed by Darryl Rice.

It's a great practice course and you only need 3 clubs, making it perfect for a new golfer or someone looking to practice non-competitively. This is a public municipality golf course, so it's affordable and open to the public.

There is also a driving range, pro shop, and clubhouse on-site.

Places to Stay in Key Colony Beach

If you're looking for a place to stay in Key Colony Beach, there are plenty of great options! Many beautiful real estate properties have been converted into beautiful vacation rentals.

Refuge on the Reef at Coco Plum Beach

Coco Plum Beach is a quiet residential neighborhood with a resort-style pool and ample outdoor seating. This home has a fantastic outdoor space! There is a large tiki hut providing shade for the hammock, a sand play area for kids, and a picnic table near the pool. On the ample poolside seating, you can cook up a meal on the gas grill. The entire backyard is surrounded by water views and tropical landscaping. You are truly in paradise at Refuge on the Reef.

In addition to the numerous swaying palm trees, Refuge on the Reef sits on an oversized lot with tropical landscaping. Along with ample off-street parking, the large driveway can accommodate your boat trailer.

Rock Lobster Bungalow at Key Colony Beach

With quick access to the open ocean, this Key Colony Beach vacation rental home overlooks a canal. The Vaca Cut Bridge provides easy access to the gulf side. You can kayak, boat, fish, and more. The playground is great for kids. Sunset Beach offers spectacular views of the sunset, as the name suggests.

Your line can also be cast from your back porch with 37' of dockage. Fish cleaning stations make it easy for an entire capture-clean-grill cycle to be completed. With the full-stocked kitchen, you'll be able to prepare fresh fish every night you stay.

Cielos Del Mar 2 at Key Colony Beach

You may rent both sides of this house to accommodate 16 guests as it has two separate 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom units. No worries if you are only renting one side though as that’s also an option. If you rent both sides, you can open up the divider on the main terrace if you wish since each side has its own private pool and plenty of privacy fencing and landscaping. The new Cielos Del Mar has been constructed to provide all amenities necessary for your stay.

If you are renting both sides, you can bring two boats down with you because there is 40ft of dockage per side. This dock features power and water for boaters as well as easy ocean access. You can also find a bait freezer at this dock.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know about some of the fun things to do in Key Colony Beach, it's time to book your trip! Remember that when you're visiting the middle keys area of Key Colony Beach, the local time runs a bit more slowly and people are friendlier, so take it easy and enjoy your stay.