Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Key West - At the Beach

Nice beach - temps in the 70's
There is a very nice beach on the south shore of Key West at the Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. With the warmer weather it was a beach day! It's a hike to get down there so we took the minivan and parked right at the beach. There's a small charge for a car full, around $8, not bad.

No room to spare - looks very close to the beach!
The section of the beach that we go to has a small seawall arching out into the ocean that provides a protected play area for the little ones. Since Key West beaches are all protected by the outlying reefs, there is no natural sand production. The sand for many of the beaches has been imported from the Bahamas. Regardless, it's a great spot to spend the day. It's located at the southwestern part of Key West, next to the entrance channel so you can see all the ship traffic, especially the large cruise ships coming and going. They just barely fit in the channel, no room to spare!

Sand and water is always good entertainment for kids so it was an easy day for the adults. On Tuesday we're headed for a sail on Fleetwing if the weather cooperates and we'll do another check on that troublesome engine temperature.