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Islamorada Library Beach

Islamorada, FL
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Ranked #11 of 21 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Parks, Beaches
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I found this beach by accident and was pleasantly surprised. the area was protected by mangroves and had a small swimming area. Water was crystal clear. I was able to put my paddle board in at the beach and paddle into the bay.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Right behind the library in Islamorada is a little beach with easy bay access for your kayak, canoe, or paddle board. It is very easy o park there and you can swim and cool off in beautiful water. The weirdest thing about it is it is in the library's back yard. FREE! They even have grills there for public use.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This beach is a hidden gem. We were impressed by how clean the park and beach were. Very quiet and peaceful, has facilities. Would have loved to kayak or SUP. Maybe next visit.

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place is a hidden gem. Behind the library is a small park with a great secluded beach and lagoon area for swimming all for free!.

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Norfolk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were advised to snorkel here by a local and we weren't disappointed having seen a nurse shark. It is tucked away so not easy to find. Was very quiet, in fact we were the only people there for most of the time

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Holtsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's behind a library, hence the name. A small park on a small lagoon with access to the huge bay. We kayaked over to Lorelei's for midafternoon drinks. In the lagoon, we saw sooo many fish, we saw a baby shark and a big ray. Right before we got there, a dockhand said we just missed the biggest manatee he's... More

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Islamorada, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Very few people except for locals. Beware of the current and boaters - but at slack tide, you can see some interesting critters close up.

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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

funny lil channel behind the library north of the highway in Islamorada. There's not any kind of "beach" there and there are boats coming through, but I can see how you would swim there...we just waded, but saw lots of cool fish, etc. If you were staying within walking distance, this would be a gem, but not exactly a destination.

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Rockledge, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After driving by this library several times and not realizing there was a beach behind it, we discovered it on our last full day of our trip. We signed up to do Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Otherside Boardsports and this is the location where we started the guided tour! It's a very small, quiet beach with a playground and... More

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife an I go down to Islamorada for 2 weeks every year for the past 10 years. We finally found Library Beach after going buy it millions of times. It is Bayside behind the Library. Across the street from the Hurrican Memorial. Sign for the library is a little hidden by a tree. Pull behind the library for parking.... More

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