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Address: 87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: +1 305 4348984
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Peaceful paradise

Stopped here for a quick break from driving up through the Keys. It is a smaller beach with soft white sand. Enjoyed the quiet, only a few other people were there that day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
David H
Montgomery, Illinois
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Montgomery, Illinois
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a quick break from driving up through the Keys. It is a smaller beach with soft white sand. Enjoyed the quiet, only a few other people were there that day.

Thank David H
Reading, England
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere to spend an afternoon on the beach after a long drive. We weren't impressed. The small beach is fine in its way, though the water is very shallow for a long way out, and the changing facilities and restroom were great. But it didn't add up to $16 of value.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a day here after a week out on a sailboat. It was wonderfully relaxing. The beach was quiet and calm. You should wear water shoes here - the beach is sandy, but once you get out into the water there are rocks and various life forms you might not want to step on. The pool and its bath/showers... More 

Thank emkayess
Islamorada, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Founders is a unique park and beach where you can go and spend time at the beach and sun with family. Quiet and clean. Great place for events.

Thank ParadiseLucy
Islamorada, Florida
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place for a family outing--picnicking, swimming (pool or ocean), play area, dog park, basketball, baseball, soccer and a place to launch your boat.

Thank jan w
Miami Beach
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park, nice beach... if you are looking for a relaxing [place in Islamorada... this one its a must go

Thank Ramonvivas
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have used the Mirena several times to launch and refuel a 27 foot center console boat. The Mirena is protected and has a good boat ramp. There typically is not a long line to put your boat into the water. The pool looks nice, but I have never used it.

Thank MalcolmAtlanta
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Playground, volleyball, nice place to get a good sunset! Walked on the beach here after very full days! Landscaping is very pretty!

Thank Chumley2003
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Was expecting a real beach but finally realized there are no such thing in the Keys. Beach and water are ok - Make sure you wear water shoes. I didn't try any of the other amenities - They do have clean restrooms and changing rooms.

Thank Benjamin H
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Since there aren't many public beaches in Islamorada we decided to go for the beach. It was very nice and secluded. We waded out in very clear water. You can see lots of fish. Playground for kids and pool also.

Thank luv2golf12

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