Florida has the largest coral reef ecosystem in the United States and is also the third largest in the world. There is truly no better place to enjoy a snorkeling adventure than the Florida Keys, which has some of the most unspoiled natural beauty in the state. That’s why 1800 Atlantic put together this guide on some of the most exhilarating places to enjoy snorkeling in the area.
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Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is an easily accessible snorkeling spot in the Florida Keys. You can walk straight from your car to this Key West beach. This is a popular place in the Florida Keys for snorkeling, with its stunning coral reef and diverse marine life. Knobby brain coral, starlet coral, and many species of sponges and small reef fish are some sights you’ll find. You’ll also see Fort Taylor, which predates the Civil War.
Another one of the best snorkeling spots in the Florida Keys is Sombrero Key Sanctuary Preservation Area. This sanctuary is known for its diverse coral reefs, such as blade fires, lobed stars, and branching corals. You will also see the Sombrero Key Lighthouse, which is partially submerged on what was once a tiny island.
Bahia Honda State Park is a great spot for snorkeling in the Florida Keys, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. There are shallow, protected waters right off the Bahia Honda State Park beach with views of starfishes, conch shells, and lobsters. More advanced snorkelers can take a snorkeling tour to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, offered by Bahia Honda State Park. View some of the most breathtaking coral reefs in the Florida Keys, such as gigantic star coral and plentiful elkhorn coral.
Explore Dry Tortugas National Park, one of the most spectacular national parks in the Florida Keys. You can only get to this spot by boat. Its remote location and easterly flowing gulf current provide views of some of the largest and most abundant marine wildlife in the Florida Keys.
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