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“If you have a boat you need to visit here - GREAT beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Keewaydin Island

Keewaydin Island
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Tampa, Florida
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162 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“If you have a boat you need to visit here - GREAT beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We found this hidden treasure that only the locals know about by accident. We needed somewhere to anchor our boat to spend the night on our way south to the Keys. It hardly received mention in any of our cruising guides if at all. It helps break up the trip south. Great beach with both a protected side and an ocean side enabling long walks, shelling (if that's what you're into), or just sitting on the beach or sitting along the water's edge on a hot afternoon. It does get busy during the day, however early in the morning and starting about 3 in afternoon there are few, if any boats anchored along or pulled up on the beach. The current is swift there enabling floating along the beach and then getting out of the water & walking back to where you started either with a float, noodle, or nothing at all. Not dangerously so, but swift. The swift current is what keeps the area completetly cleaned out 2x day. Safe, clean, and has been a pleasant experience every time we've been there. Very protected anchorage, BUT boaters need to set their anchors very well because when the current changes it will pull up your anchor if not done properly. Again, we've never had a problem. Been stopping here all 7 years we've had our boat.

Visited August 2012
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“A little bit of paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Went midweek on a hired boat from Rose Marina - we had a great day - it was fairly quiet, but the beach is lovely on the river side and also the gulf side. A very nice place to relax and chill out.

Visited August 2012
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Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a beautiful place.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stopped by here today on the Dolphin Tour - what a beautiful beach. We looked for shells and paddled in the water, it was so clear. You must see it!

Visited August 2012
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kent
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“Fantastic place to chill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

All reviews will tell you you can only access this Island by boat, so get a boat and go!
I thought I might get bored so I took my IPad, we explored the island, done some shelling walked in the surf and just chilled. I can't explain why I enjoyed it so much but the IPad never came out, it stayed on the boat.

Visited August 2012
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damesa_2000
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“Beautiful beach, felt like Robinson Crusoe on it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

Went out this past Saturday--water was gorgeous and the shelling was incredible (found my first junonia)! We were the only ones on the beach...loved it.

Visited August 2012
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