Tucked between mangroves and palm trees lies a beautiful place where adventure seekers embrace their wild side. Sugarloaf Key is a single island in the lower Florida Keys that form a loop on the Atlantic Oceanside.
This remote island offers a great scenic view for paddlers and has a secluded bridge where you can jump off to the canal. The best way to explore this hidden paradise is on a kayak - letting the current lead you to paradise.
A trip through palm trees and mangrove-filled backwaters will transport you to a whimsical location where turquoise waters take over the panorama. There are endless channels where you can kayak or paddleboard, however, it is important to take the tide levels into consideration.
Sugarloaf Key is about 15 minutes away from Key West. Once you start your exploration you will notice coconuts lined up at the shore ready to be devoured.
This little piece of terrain features snorkeling canals and a nearby marina where you can rent the kayaks. Sugarloaf Key Marina offers kayak rentals for one hour, half a day and a full day. Click here for more information about their rentals.
Besides kayaking, Sugarloaf Key is an excellent place for wildlife viewing, fishing and diving. According to USA Today, Sugarloaf Key has plenty of bonefish during the summer months and snapper during the winter season.
Also, there are opportunities to catch other fish year-round such as grouper, sailfish, mahi-mahi, kingfish and mackerel. A fishing expedition is not complete without enjoying the view.
It is a haven to get lost in and forget time while watching the sunset in the horizon.
Address: GPS coordinates 24.6246° N, 81.5432° W
Price: (free to visit - kayak rentals vary)
Why you need to go: This small island offers the perfect spot for an easy kayaking adventure.