Islamorada Beaches are great, but you have to want to really find them.
And when I say great, I don't mean huge sprawling expanses of white sand.
You might have read me saying the same thing on the other pages about the beaches in the Florida Keys on this site.
But it's true.
The beaches are all charming in their own way, and certainly will provide you with a fun few hours, or whole day whatever you want.
But they are not generally the classic type of tropical beach that you fantasise about.
And when it comes down to Islamorada, that statement is even more true.
You really have to visit their beaches with an open mind, as most of them are tiny.
Go on though, give them a go, and if you don't like them you can blame me!
Anne's Beach is probably the most famous of the Islamorada beaches, but like many of the beaches that you find in the Florida Keys, it is not very big at all.
I suppose the main thing that sets Anne’s Beach apart from most of the beaches in the area is that this is Pet Friendly.
Yes, your four legged friend will be welcomed with open arms, and because the water is so shallow, will have a great time splashing around in the warm waters.
Address: MM 73.5 Oceanside, Islamorada
Islamorada Library Beach In Islamorada
Islamorada Library Beach, is an unusual beach hidden right behind the Islamorada Library (81.5) across from the Monument to the victims of the 1935 Hurricane
And believe me it’s not a surprise that this is mostly only known to the locals, as the beach is tiny.
Made up of a beach (which is no more than 30 feet across), and a park featuring a small playground with swings, this would be a nice place to bring the little kiddies.
It does offer restrooms.
There is no admission charge which is always nice too.
Address: MM 81.5 Bayside, Islamorada, Florida Keys
Indian Key Beach In Islamorada
Indian Key Beach doesn't really have much of a beach, although there is a swimming area and boat access available.
Throughout the keys you will find free access to the waters around the coast extremely limited, so Islamorada beaches like this that is off the tourist map is a nice little place to go.
Address: MM 78 Oceanside, Islamorada, Florida Keys
Sea Oats Beach In Islamorada
You may remember Sea Oats Beach if you read USA Today.
This beach features on the front page after Hurricane Wilma blew into town and caused such extensive damage to the area.
Fortunately for the area the government has ploughed up to $5.4 million into restoring the beach to its former glories.
This long stretch of beach offers a full mile of open water with grass flats for wade fishing for bonefish and the mighty Tarpon.
It's a really one of the picturesque Islamorada beaches, what with the beautiful white sand, the sea oats blowing in the Atlantic breeze and every now and then a fisherman floating silently across the waters in search for the catch of the day.
Address: MM 74 Oceanside, Islamorada, Florida Keys
Kite Beach In Islamorada
Kite Beach is one of the Islamorada Beaches on the island of Islamorada which has been a favourite of the Kiteboarding fraternity for years.
Hidden behind Whale Harbor Marina experienced kiteboarders will be able to use this point to launch their kites and then be dragged across the waves.
Please note that there is a charge for using Kite Beach, so check in at the marina dock before starting off.
Address: MM 83.8 Oceanside, Islamorada
So as we said there aren't masses of beaches in Islamorada, but we hope that this information has been useful for you to find the best that there is for your day out.
Let us know any insider tips that you discover, as you spend the day on any one of the beaches listed on this page.