Our Guide to the Best Local Beaches

Open sunrise to sunset, Keys beaches offer crystal blue waters and plenty of sunshine

Continental Inn Private Beach

Just outside your door, enjoy the glorious ocean views on the Continental Inn's private beach.  We offer a peaceful haven for guests seeking pure relaxation. Swim and snorkel in the crystal blue waters, relax under the tiki huts, or chill on a beach lounger and soak it all in.

Sunset Park, Key Colony Beach

Sunset Park (directly next to the Continental) is the perfect place to watch the sun go down while relaxing and reflecting on a great day in Key Colony Beach and the Florida Keys.  Locals gather each evening to enjoy the stunning sunset views.  Bring your camera from a memorable shot of nature's beauty.

Bahia Honda State Park

The beaches of Bahia Honda State Park were named one of the Top 10 Best Beaches America. With more than 2.5 miles of white-sand shores and glistening turquoise waters, it’s easy to see why Bahia Honda is a haven for travelers seeking a true Keys adventure.

Bahia Honda is 25 miles southwest from the Continental. Travel down US1, crossing the spectacular 7 Mile Bridge and you'll find the park entrance clearly marked on the left.

Sombrero Beach, Marathon FL

Located 6.5 miles from the Continental, this sandy beach and park is located directly on the ocean  and offers picnic areas, playgrounds and volleyball courts, as well as access to restrooms and showers. Take a walk along the pier at the western edge of the beach and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding shoreline. As a turtle nesting beach, this local favorite restricts access to certain areas in an attempt to preserve the cherished wildlife population

Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon

There’s nothing quite like gliding over glassy water with visibility that extends all the way to the ocean floor, where fish weave in and out of sea-grass beds and stingrays skim the sandy bottom. Curry Hammock State Park is a great place for a Keys kayak tour. The park offers rentals, a sandy launch area and spectacular trails that ring the island taking paddlers through a mangrove creek. 

Make your way to the sandbar just off the shoreline where the snorkeling is excellent and the shallow water is great for a refreshing mid-tour swim.

Curry Hammock is located 8 miles from the Continental.  Travel northeast on US1 and watch for park signs to the entrance on the right.