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Florida Keys Flats Fishing
Capt Barry Hoffman fishing guide

Though there are relatively few natural beaches here in the Keys, (geographically, they're actually a few miles offshore and underwater) here are a few spots to unwind while hubby is out fishing...or even fish during your stay.

Gilberts Resort
MM 107.9 305-451-1133 Key Largo
small sandy beach, pool, tiki bar and restaurant
Port Bouganville Naturalist Site
MM 106
John Pennekamp State Park
MM 102.5 305-451-1621 Key Largo
beach, aquarium, boat rentals, diving and snorkeling trips available & canoe rentals for fishing the mangroves.
Key Largo Community Park and Jacobs Aquatic Center
MM 99.6 Key Largo
pool, track exercise area
Harry Harris Park FS
MM 92.5 305-852-7161 Tavernier
sandy beach, bathrooms, picnic areas, fishing and swimming, wadeable flats on the north end
Islamorada Founders Park
MM 86.5 (305) 853-1685 Islamorada
beach, tennis, pool, field sports
Holiday Isle Resort
MM 84.5 305.664.2321, Islamorada
beach, shopts, watersports, tiki bar restrooms
Library Park
MM 81.5 Islamorada
Behind the Islamorada public Library, playground, picnic benches beach. Quiet little spot
Billboard Beach FS
MM 75 Islamorada
Long stretch of wadeable flats, stay clear of the sea oats!, They're protected
Matecumbe Public Beach FS
MM 73.5 Islamorada
Large stretch of beach for shallow swimming, wading the flats
Anne's Beach FS
MM 72.5 Islamorada
Oceanfront nature boardwalk, sandy beach, picnic tables and restrooms, bonefishing on the sandy flat also!
Long Key State Park FS
MM 67.5 305-664-4815 Long Key
A very large park, with wadeable flats (keep your eyes open for the bonefish) trails, canoeing, campsites, lots of history and plant/animal life.


305 393-2587 cell or email

Specializing in sight fishing for bonefish, tarpon, redfish and permit on fly or light tackle.

Capt. Barry Hoffman's

parks & beaches