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Founders Park

87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305 4348984
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Islamorada
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Setauket, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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ohio
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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orlando
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very nice, fun pool and beach. I like this pool better than Jacob's Aquatic Center in Key Largo. They were polite and friendly. Nice grassy areas by the pool for picnics. Beach, tennis courts all very nice. Marina with gorgeous boats. A bit expensive with an extra cost to use pool, but hey this is the Keys, right? No snack... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Boat ramps but rentals not available anymore. Pool and 3m dive board fun and different, nice break for kids to do away from all the normal salt water activities while at Executive Bay Club next door. If you are staying in Islamorada, there is no entry fee.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a very nice pool and it is huge. They charge a very high price to enter the park and then another fee to use the pool. There were only about 30 people at the pool and there will only a few chairs. Most people were sitting on picnic tables. I asked if there were any more chairs and... More

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Muscatine, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Affordable, great beach for swimming and snorkeling! Pool, marina, and much more! I highly recommend this for a picnic and beach day while in the keys!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Olympic size pool with dual diving boards and a high dive. Water park for the little ones and you get in free to the park with your hotel invoice and its only a small fee to get into the pool. Well worth it.

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Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had stopped in the Islamorada Visitor Center located right next door and asked about places we could snorkel right off the beach and this was recommended. We were staying at Harbor Lights on Islamorada and were informed that we could bring our Islamorada motel receipt and have free admission to here during our stay. Since we were early for... More

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