Located at Lower Matecumbe Key, Anne’s Beach can be found in the village of Islamorada. Named for a local environmentalist called Anne Eaton after her death in 1992, its stretch of white sand provides a secluded spot to sunbath or enjoy some time in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Surrounded by native planting, the immediate entrance into the water is both shallow and calm year-round, like similar beaches in the Florida Keys, with swimming difficult until you wade further out.
Although secluded, Anne’s Beach is close to two car parks and has six sheltered picnic tables in addition to a boardwalk passing through mangrove and publicly-accessible restrooms.
The beach has developed a name for itself within the kitesurfing community, with its shallows providing a good place for beginners to get their bearings. At certain times of year some seaweed does wash up on the tideline, but this should do nothing to detract from your time. Nor should the naturally-occurring rounded stones dotted on the extremes of the beach.
Anne’s Beach is sometimes frequented by nudists, although it isn’t an official nude beach. It is pretty discrete on the whole, although for a more laid back, clothes-free experience in the Florida Keys naturists tend to head for Boca Chica.
Dogs are permitted on Anne’s Beach, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Type of beach
- Diving & snorkelling
- Kite surfing
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