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Founders Park

Address: 87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: +1 305 4348984
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Outdoors
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My daughter wanted to practice her swimming while on vacation. Founder's Park was perfect. The staff was great and the facilities were amazing. We were staying in Islamorada so we didn't have to pay a fee. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Very nice park open to the public for an $8 fee. However if you are staying in a local hotel and present your receipt or other ID from the hotel you get in free. Lots of facilities with a lovely little quite cove beach.

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Stuart, FL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Large park. Swimming pool, marina, ball field. There is a small fee to enter but you can take advantage of nice amenities. Free entrance if you stay at Coconut Cove Resort. Bay Side.

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Beautiful, well maintained city park with muyltiple facilities. If you're visiting the Islamorada area with your family or as a couple this park gives you a lot of options. There is a lovely sandy beach with palms, a kid's playground, picnic tables and a beach volleyball area. Also available to visitors is an absolutely beautiful olympic swimming pool with a... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
7 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I visited Founders Park Beach at the recommendation of the owner of our hotel Drop Anchor Resort, Steve. We told him we were going to Anne's Beach and he suggested Founders Park. So glad we took his advice - He also gave us free passes. I have been to numerous beaches all over Florida and this was... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Olympic pool with high dives and low dives for the cannon baller in all of us! This place has its own marina and beach and it is very well maintained. The pool is to die for if you are a swimmer. The beach is very family friendly. The sunsets are to die for here!

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Setauket, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

For those in the know regarding beaches in the Keys, as far as Islamorada goes, Founders is like the best gas station sushi in Alabama. Blame geology and geography. The Keys are coral-based islands, thus very little sand to go around. It's more like fine coral dust. That said, Founders at least has a semblance of a real beach. There's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Public, clean, nice water and large area to explore! Lots of shade and nice playground. Clean facilities and outdoor showers, covered picnic tables. We visited this beach on a Tuesday so there were only about 7 families there. It's probably busy on the weekends though. The fee was about $30 for 2 adults and 3 children. There was a large... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Founder's Park is a fun stop for the family, young and old. There is a beach area (keep in mind Florida Key beaches are not huge), clean restrooms, and a playground. Water was clear and free of a lot of rocks and seaweed. There is also an additional charge to use the park pool. The pool was a lot of... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We came here in hopes for some nice snorkeling, after reading lrher's reviews. Not much to see, we snorkels the entire south side of the jetty, and that made it ok. The park entry fee is per person, which was kinda costly for a state park, where most are per car in my experience. The gate person was informative, but... More 

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