There's a hidden escape in South Florida that you need to add to your summer bucket list. This beautiful, quiet beach in the Florida Keys has been mostly abandoned, except for the few locals that seek out its secluded shorelines. You can explore this unique spot and, if the timing is right, you may even have the beach all to yourself.

Geiger Key Beach is also known as Boca Chica Beach. You can reach it by car on US 1 from Key West. You'll turn right onto Boca Chica Road which takes you to its sandy shores stretching alongside a washed-out roadway.

A local gem that doubles as a tropical oasis, the spot is often quiet with loads of privacy according to Google reviews from past visitors, making it the perfect place for a solo escape.

You'll find strange things onshore at Geiger Key. The beach is covered in makeshift driftwood structures that look like something out of Cast Away.

Decorated with buoys and shells, admire their unique beauty, but don't climb on them! Some even look like stick forts that you might imagine in a book like Lord of the Flies.

There are also ghostly-looking canoes covered in barnacles beached on the shore, adding to the abandoned ambiance. 

The area has an overgrown, wild feel to it in a remote spot in the Keys that hasn't yet been overrun by construction or busy cities — preserving the natural beauty of the Sunshine State. 

When you're done exploring, head over to Geiger Key Marina for a quick bite of tasty seafood. You'll have awesome views of "Old Florida" while you chow down.

Put Boca Chica Beach on the top of your Florida travel bucket list. This quaint and tranquil spot is exactly what you need to unwind. 

Geiger Key Abandoned Beach

Price: Free

Address: 346 Co Rd. 941, Key West, FL

Why You Need To Go: Take a trip to the Keys to see this quiet little shoreline. This abandoned spot will make you feel like you're at a private beach.

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