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“Relaxing at Anne's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anne's Beach

Anne's Beach
Mile Marker 73.5, Lower Matecumbe, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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On The Water
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“Relaxing at Anne's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2009

If you are looking for a large sandy beach in Florida- example like Ft. Lauderdale this is not it!

However, if you are looking for a fantastic place to hang out, walk through trails, let the kids safely explore in shallow waters (with your supervision, of course), see and feel the scenic nature of the Florida Keys, this IS your place! We loved the walking opportunity, sand is harder and easier to trail on. There are several, nice, covered picnic areas that are ready for you to enjoy your cookout! Bathrooms are clean and there are also showers which it helpful when you are beaching it!

When the winds allow, you will find many kite boarders. This is a pet friendly beach. So bring your friendly pet!

You can't build a sand castle here, but it is a MUST see on your journey through the Keys!

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“ok beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

Although this wasn't a great beach, I don't think a great beach truly exists in the keys (that we found). The beach sands were rather silty and just felt gross everywhere we went. HOWEVER, at this beach they had "little paths" that went way out in the water and you still stayed mostly out of the water. I don't think the water went over my waist once, and we went out pretty far. My kids thought this "beach sidewalk into the ocean" was pretty cool. Didn't see much as far as fish, but did see a stingray (fairly small). I would recommend spending an hour here to do the little walk, especially if you have kids. We encountered 2 other families w/kids doing the same as we were leaving (some younger kids and some teens). A group of kinda questionable looking people (early 20's) pulled up after we got there, but then, as we looked back, they were all carrying trash bags and were picking up - we were impressed. There was also a rather bad smell around the beach area. We thought it might be something wrong with the public restroom (which was open the day before, but now closed - at 3:00 p.m.).

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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“A great place to stop and relax when driving through the Keys!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

If you're driving through the Keys and are sick of driving or just need a place to stop for a swim and some air, Anne's Beach is the PERFECT place to stop. My husband and I drove past Anne's Beach on our way down to Key West, and then passed it again on our way back north to Key Largo. Both times we were tempted to stop (because of the beautiful blue water, beach and sand bars) but we did not. When staying in Key Largo our resort did not have a pool and we really wanted to swim so we headed back to Islamorada and took a swim at Anne's Beach. It seems like most other people there had a similar thought - just throw your suit on and hop in. The beach is okay (it's not super soft sand and not very wide) and the water is HOT (the shallow areas felt like a hot tub). Most of the water off of the beach is shallow so you can swim out very far and still feel safe. The sand can be mushy in some areas, but you're not going to sink in or anything. The water was pretty clear, you could still see your feet below you. There was lots of sea grass (which can be fun to explore with goggles). There were also millions of tiny and some larger crabs on the beach and in the water (they are NOT scary and will not bite you, if anything they are cool). The water is Caribbean blue and refreshing compared to being stuck in a car! There are TWO parking areas (I believe one of them has bathrooms) and they are connected by a large boardwalk. Between the boardwalk & water there are 5 or 6 little covered decks where you can enjoy picnics in the shade. And most of them have steps leading down to the beach. This is a great place for your family to relax & eat (your own cooler) lunch while traveling through the Keys!

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Austin, Texas
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“Go to Founder's Park”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

Anne's Beach is very marshy and gross. Impossible to swim and the bugs are pretty bad. It looks like people party there a lot, because of all the broken glass bottles. We took a couple of pictures and then went to Founder's park which has a very nice beach, pool, and kid's park. You can rent sail boats and kayaks, too. It's at MM87.

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Miami
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“A nice get away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2007

We just came back from a quick get away. Last Sunday we went to Isla Morada, Florida for the day and we found Annie's Beach. It is a small little beach on the side of the road off of mile marker 73. There are about six parking spaces only on the South side of the beach. The water is crystal clear and waist high. You can see the small fish go by. You also have a diversity of birds around you. Next to the monument which states Annie's Beach, you will find a board-walk which leads you through the mangroves along the bay area. As you walk along the board-walk, you will fine small huts branching off to the sides. Each hut except (2) of them are along side the beach with its own steps leading you to the shore. You have a picnic table, (2) trash cans and a great view. Other then wading, swimming, bird watching and a nature walk, you can always go fishing. Once you finish walking the board walk you find the other side of Annie's Beach the North side which has more parking spaces along the shore and public restrooms. If you ever want to get away and relax, Annie's Beach is the perfect spot. Enjoy!

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