Cedar KeyCedar Key is an island town on the Nature Coast of North Central Florida.
Cedar Key is located on a small island on the west coast of Florida accessible by a single road. There is a small dirt strip airfield.
Although roads provide access throughout the island, the entire island can be walked in well under one hour.
A concrete pier hosts a number of wonderful seafood restaurants.
Atsena Otie Key is accessible by boat tour, or rentable boats or kayaks. It is the original town site for Cedar Key, before it was decimated by a severe hurricane in the 1890s.
phone: +1-352 543-5549address: 609 2nd St
phone: +1-352 543-5350address: 12231 S.W. 166 CourtA Florida State Park. It includes the St. Clair Whitman house. The house depicts life in Cedar Key circa 1920 - 1930 and focuses on the life of St. Clair Whitman and his collections of sea shells and Indian artifacts. In addition to the museum, there is a short nature trail. Among the wildlife of the park are gray squirrels, doves, mockingbirds, Blue Jays, woodpeckers, and green tree frogs.
A sleepy, relaxing location, the main activities include dining on seafood, enjoying the beautiful Gulf view, and drifting around the few shops. The Cedar Key Arts Festival is in March. The Fourth of July is celebrated as "Clamerica Festival" to celebrate the local clam growing industry. The Seafood Festival is held in mid-October every year.
- Birdwatching for a list of birds:
- Ocean Kayaking: 352.543.9447
There's some art and tourist shops, no major stores.
Seafood, seafood, seafood. Many choices on the concrete pier opposite the town park and beach.
phone: +1-352 543-0022address: 597 2nd StreetFresh seafood. Also clam chowder that won the Annual Great Chowder Cook-off three years in a row.
address: Dock Street Cedar Key FLThe Black Dog Bar & Tables is the coolest drinking establishment in Cedar Key. Meet your host - Otis Edge, a Black Labradoodle. No food, just good drinks and the most interesting company.
There are a number of guest houses. The Island Hotel is the most famous place on the island to stay.
phone: +1 352 543-5111address: 373 2nd StListed on the National Register of Historic Places.
address: 11 Old Mill DriveWaterfront 2/2 vacation rental condo overlooking Waccassassa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, leased by owner.
address: 11 Old Mill DrVacation rental condo with a great view.
phone: +1 352-543-5307address: 550 1st st, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Nothing after sundown but the bars on the pier.