Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge

Sandy beach
4XWJ+Q7 Сидар Ки, Флорида, США
173 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
Water Quality
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

No amenities.

All the refuge islands and beaches are only reachable by boat.

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge consists of 13 uninhabited islands just off the shore of Cedar Key, Florida. You can reach the islands either by private boat or by booking a tour.

Now there are 3 wild natural beaches in the refuge, with all of them being difficult to reach (see the details below) but really worth visiting:

Location

The refuge is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Levy County. Drive southwest along State Road 24 till the road ends. Leave your car on the parking lot, go to the nearest boat ramp, and sail to the refuge by boat.

Driving Time (till the end of State Road 24)

  • 1 hour 10 minutes from Gainesville, FL
  • 2 hours 20 minutes from Tampa, FL
  • 2 hours 25 minutes from Jacksonville, FL

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
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Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge videos

10 Must-See Things in Cedar Key, FL
An engaging video with some drone made views of the refuge islands
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge - A Boat Tour
A nice video of the refuge

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Beach map and directions
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