Situated on Lower Matecumbe Key, Anne's Beach is a popular white sand beach named after the environmentalist Anne Eaton. The water here is shallow and warm and there are typically very few waves, making it perfect for swimmers of all abilities. The beach is popular with kiteboarders as well; foot protection is recommended for beginners, as there is often sea life underfoot in the water. Amenities include restrooms, two parking lots, several covered picnic areas, and a charming wooden boardwalk that stretches for half a mile through the scenic mangroves and wetlands on the shore.
Keys History & Discovery Center
Situated inside the Florida Keys Conference Center, the Keys History and Discovery Center is dedicated to preserving and sharing the colorful history of Islamorada and the Florida Keys. The beautiful two-story building encompasses 7,500 square feet right on the waterfront, and in addition to a state-of-the-art movie theater boasts a selection of permanent exhibits created by the same company that was responsible for designing St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum. The center is open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and free admission is offered for children 13 years and younger.
The Kayak Shack
Located in Robbie's Marina, the Kayak Shack offers everything you need to explore the beautiful Florida Keys by kayak. Customers can choose from three excellent kayaking locations: Indian Key State Park, Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, or the mangrove tunnels. No experience is required; the company offers guided kayak tours for paddlers of all levels, including a relaxing sunset tour through the mangrove tunnels and saltwater flats. There are 1 and 2-hour jet ski tours also available, and all 2-hour tours include an additional half hour of snorkeling as well as a free half-day kayak rental.