A beautifully composed photo of Sombrero Beach avoiding the inevitable seaweed spoiling the shot! Still, the sand is nice and white. Photo by Franz-Stellbrink.
Sombrero Beach in the city of Marathon is one of the Keys’ most attractive beaches with narrow white sand backed by palm trees. It’s easy to get to and offers full facilities, a fine city beach good for swimming, picnics and volleyball. Loggerhead turtle nest there from April-October so some areas will be off-limits at that time.
Florida Keys Weather
Bahia Honda SP looking east. Florida Keys, USA. Photo Viktorwills
The official hurricane season begins June 1 and ends on November 30 but storms/rain are most likely mid-August to mid-October so the best time to go to Florida Keys for a full-on beach experience is April-June. In summertime the average high air temperature is 32C (89F), water temperature 30C (85F), in winter air lows reach 18C (65F).
Get to the Keys from the mainland via U. S. 1, the Overseas Highway which is a wild drive and one of the most unusual aspects of the Keys!
Visitors to the Upper Keys can fly into Miami International Airport or Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. From there get a shuttle bus or rental car and arrive in the Upper Keys in about an hour from Miami or 100 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale. Travelling to Key West from the mainland will take about 3. 5 hours.
Tourists can fly to Marathon, the small city at the mid-point of the island chain, aboard small airlines such as Florida Coastal Airlines and SeaCoast Airlines. Shuttle buses and rental cars are available in Marathon.
Visitors can also fly to Key West International Airport from many Florida cities. Shuttle buses and rental cars are available.