Ask anyone who has been at it awhile, and they’ll tell you the secret to a successful marriage is keeping it real. It doesn’t get more real than The Lower Keys and Big Pine Key. From our pristine waters to the spectacular Great Heron National Wildlife, this kind of natural beauty doesn’t exist anywhere else, and it’s a beautiful spot for your Lower Keys wedding.
The fishing here is outstanding, especially in our huge backcountry. So is the kayaking and canoeing of the inland waters of Watson’s Hammock, an activity that can be enjoyed by your entire wedding party. If you want to find out what a gorgeous beach is really all about, visit Bahia Honda State park, full of camping areas, cabins, marinas and picnic grounds.
The Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge is home to several hundred miniature deer. If you want to see them, the best times are early morning and dusk. Don’t forget your camera – this is an experience you’ll want to capture on film.
Put on your scuba gear and explore the incredible artificial reefs of the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, named after the HMS Looe which ran aground here in 1744. Feel free to marvel at the towering reefs that nearly break through the ocean’s surface, but please remember not to touch them. They’re protected for generations to come.
For more information on Big Pine Key and The Lower Keys, visit The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce at mile marker 31. Or simply dial 1-800-USA-ESCAPE. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website fla-keys.com/lowerkeys
Dive or snorkel among stunning coral reefs, shipwrecks and a huge population of tropical marine life.
Cruise the shallow waters looking for barracuda, or observe miniature Key Deer roaming the Lower Keys.
Try a wide variety of fishing options, from the shallow channels between the islands to the depths of the Gulfstream.
Drift off to sleep in high-end resorts, traditional conch houses or beach front campgrounds.
With names like Tiny Little Duck Key and No Name Key, the Lower Keys are full of islands with distinct personalities.