Far Beach

Sandy beach
Unnamed Road, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA
474 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
Cleanliness
Water quality
Crowded
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Beach amenities

  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

There are some rocks at the bottom – water shoes are recommended.

Always remain alligator conscious while swimming at Florida beaches.

Arrive early to make sure you get a good parking space – the beach sees a lot of visitors.

It is better to buy water equipment in advance – shops in the Florida Keys are notoriously expensive.

Being one of the beaches within John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Far Beach offers a serene and scenic setting for soothing and enjoyable recreation in the bosom of nature. You can visit the beach during your day off or come for a few days since overnight camping is allowed (for a fee). Recreational opportunities in the area include swimming, sunbathing, walking, wildlife watching, snorkeling, diving, etc. This is one of the most popular beaches in Key Largo.

Location and Access

Far Beach is located by the mile marker 120 in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida. The beach is public but you’ll have to pay the state park fee in order to access it, which is $9 per two people (but if you pay $43 to camp overnight, you won’t have to pay for entrance). There is plenty of parking but expect it to become limited on busy days – the beach is very popular.

Available Facilities

Apart from the parking lot, there are gazebos and bathrooms with showers. There is also a wheelchair ramp to the water. If you get hungry, you can pay a visit to a snack bar on site.

Relax on the Sand

The beach is small but consists of soft warm sand, which feels good against the feet. Arrive earlier to choose a good spot for a suntan session. Once you get tired of soaking up the sun, you can hide in the shade of the numerous palm trees on the beach and read a book or watch the ocean.

Have Fun in the Water

Swimming is another enjoyable option at Far Beach. Since it features a wide shallow area, the water is particularly warm, making it a perfect swimming spot for small children and weak swimmers. Water shoes are recommended – there are some rocks at the bottom.

If you are interested in underwater exploration, bring your snorkeling or diving equipment – these two activities are extremely popular at Far Beach. There are also watersport rentals on site.

Wildlife

There is plenty of fish to see while snorkeling. Moreover, there is a chance to spot a manatee. For more wildlife, you can search on the beach and check the mangrove roots – there are numerous crabs hanging around. Not far from the beach, there is a nice walking trail where you can observe local wildlife including various species of birds and plenty of lizards.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 10 minutes from Miami, FL
  • 1 hour 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2 hours 40 minutes from Naples, FL

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Far Beach which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Phil R.
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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Key Largo, Florida Unnamed Road, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: December 1, 2019