Cedar Key, Florida Fun Gulf Beach Town

Cedar Key Beach

Whether RVing or Vacationing, are you looking to escape to get away from the madness of South Florida? Consider Scenic Cedar Key. It is a slow-pace Gulf Beach Town Gem along the Hidden Coast, with lots of fun and interesting things to do and places to see. Read On. Located on what is known as Florida’s Hidden Gulf Coast, the island city of Cedar Key has managed to retain its small town feel while providing a very hospitable vacation experience for visitors. USA Today ranks it in the best Top…

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Treasure Camp Restaurant On the Suwannee

Treasure Camp on the Suwannee River

Best Seafood Restaurant Chiefland, Florida Best Seafood Dining on the Shores of the Suwannee River The Treasure Camp Restaurant & Resort is located along the famous historic Suwannee River about 14 miles South of Chiefland in the tiny village of Fowlers Bluff. It is approximately halfway between Chiefland and the laid-back beach resort town of Cedar Key along County Highway 347. In addition to their restaurant food and drink, Treasure Camp offers bait and supplies for fishing trips on the river and lodging in their nearby cabins. Restaurant Review Treasure…

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Shell Mound Campground – Cedar Key, Florida

Our rialta at shell mound campground

RV & Tent Camping: Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and Shell Mound Park Can’t find a vacancy at Cedar Key RV Campgrounds? Or you are choking on the prices. Here’s an alternative to check out. Our favorite place to RV camp when visiting the fun and artsy Gulf Beach Town of Cedar Keys, is the Levy County Shell Mound Park. It is located about 8 miles North and East of the town of Cedar Key in Florida’s Cedar Keys Wildlife Refuge. Shell Mound offers both RV campsites and tent campsites…

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Walking, Nature & Hiking Trails | Cedar Keys

Boardwalk Shell Mound

In addition to walking around artsy downtown and the cottages in the nearby historic district, Cedar Keys also offers some worthwhile and interesting nature trails within the town. You’d enjoy a nice walk on the Cemetery Point Trail and the Railroad Trestle Trail. Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Nature Trail This is an easy walk (2/3 of a mile round trip) along a peninsula that was part of the railroad bed of a passenger and freight railway that served Cedar Key from 1861 to 1932. Several dozen plants, trees, and wildflowers…

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Cedar Keys Florida – Top Things to See and Do

cedar key florida gulf beach town

The fun island community of Cedar Key (see our first article here) is to date our favorite Florida Gulf Coast Beach town. It is what a friend termed what “Key Largo” used to be. An artsy, fun place that has some neat restaurants and attractions . . . but remains very accessible. You can find a place to park and is an easy town for walking, although golf carts seem to be the most popular mode of transportation. The town of Cedar Key is actually a number of small islands…

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Best Cedar Keys Restaurants

Duncans Gulf View Restaurant Cedar Key Florida

One of the fun things about Cedar Key is their collection of interesting and unique restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Great seafood, neat ambiance, comfortable breezes off the Gulf. Lots of entertainment choices in Cedar Key, Florida . . . one of our favorite Florida Gulf Coast towns. Below is our list of the Best places to eat in Cedar Key with links to our more comprehensive restaurant reviews elsewhere on ScenicPathways.com. Top 10 Best Restaurants in Cedar Key Florida 83 West Located on Dock Street. 38 West offers two dining areas.…

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Fort Pickens Campground | Pensacola Beach

Fort Pickens Campground

Fort Pickens Campground RV Park Review Pros & Cons, What to like and not like about camping at Fort Pickens. See campground maps, pictures, information and links below. The Fort Pickens Gulf Islands National Park RV park and campground is set about a half mile east of the old fort, nestled between the remains of several of the coastal artillery gun batteries that were constructed during World War II. The campground is about 6 miles West of the town of Pensacola Beach, Florida down a paved road that runs along…

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Strawberry Fields RV Park Review

strawberry fields rv campground

RV Campgrounds Chiefland, Florida – Strawberry Fields Opened in 2019, Strawberry Fields is still expanding its number of sites and amenities. It currently offers over 400 full-service pull-through sites with water, electricity, and sewage service. About 200 sites have paved pull-through pads and spot-on level; the remaining are spacious grass and gravel sites. All roads throughout the campground are paved. There is a generous grassy segment separating each RV site. The campground is restricted to fully self-sufficient Rvs (no tents or popup tent trailers nor camper vans without full facilities).…

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Mississippi Gulf Coast RV Campgrounds

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Listing and Reviews of RV Campgrounds along the Gulf Coast Scenic Drive Our RV camping directory begins at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line and proceeds East to Mississippi-Alabama state line. It includes Bay St. Louis campgrounds, Gulfport Campgrounds, Biloxi Campgrounds, and Ocean Springs in addition to reviews of campgrounds we’ve camped at and links of particular interest to RV travelers along the Gulf Coast. Bay St. Louis RV Campgrounds Silver Slipper Casino – RV Park – Bay St. Louis37 sites on the Beach, with full utilities. RV park is a few…

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Florida Gulf Coast Scenic Drive

Pensacola Beach by Red Fish Blue Fish Restaurant

Interesting things to see and do along the Gulf Coast from Pensacola to Destin Florida. In this article we cover the interesting towns and places to visit along the Florida portion of the Gulf Scenic Drive from Pensacola Beach to Destin. In the article we provide links to visitor worthy attractions, campground reviews and some of our more detailed articles on these places to visit and camp. The scenic coastal drive from Pensacola or Pensacola Beach to Destin is about 43 miles and without stops would take about an hour.…

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Fort Pickens National Park

Camping and Visiting Fort Pickens & Gulf Islands National Seashore Park – Pensacola Beach, Florida What is there to do at Fort Pickens Gulf Islands Park & Campground? Fishing, beach combing, swimming, and sunbathing on sparsely populated white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Tour the historic Fort Pickens and Island Gun Batteries and learn about the military history of the Fort and of Santa Rosa Island. Hike the several hiking and nature trails in the park. Bird-Watching. Over 280 species of birds have been identified on the gulf…

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Alabama Gulf Coast Drive – RV Campground Directory

Fort Pickens Campground

Listing and Reviews of RV Campgrounds along the Gulf Coast Scenic Drive Our RV camping directory begins at the Alabama-Mississippi state line and proceeds East to Orange Beach near the Alabama-Florida state line. It includes Dauphin Island Campgrounds, Gulf Shores Campgrounds and reviews of campgrounds we’ve camped at and links to places-of-interest recommendations for RV travelers along the Gulf Coast. Dauphin Island RV Campgrounds Bay Palms RV Resort – CodenLocated on Dauphin Island Parkway near the bridge that runs to Dauphin Island. The resort has 131 sites with full hookups,…

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Scenic Hwy 98: Apalachicola to Cedar Key

st. george island lighthouse

Interesting Attractions and Campgrounds along the Gulf drive from Apalachicola to Cedar Key Florida The section of the Gulf Coast Drive along Scenic Hwy 98 from Apalachicola to St. Marks is known as the Forgotten Coast. It lacks the pristine white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast between Pensacola Beach and Panama City Beach. The beaches are interrupted by numerous bayous and low land wildlife preserves. However, a strong plus of this part of Gulf Coast Florida is it lacks high-rise tourist hotels and tourist traps common in locales along…

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Dauphin Island Campground | Alabama

dauphin island campground

Dauphin Island Town Campground, RV Review In the Spring of 2020, we spent two nights and days on Dauphin Island and RV camped at the Dauphin Island Campground on the east end of the island. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the facilities of the campground and the charm and attractiveness of the island community. Read on to see what we liked (and didn’t like) about camping and vacationing on Dauphin Island. What to Like About Dauphin Island RV Campground MaintenanceWe found it a decently maintained campground with…

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Visitor Attractions Dauphin Island Alabama

dauphin island water tower

Dauphin Island, a worthy detour. If you are traveling along the Mississippi-Alabama Gulf Coast Scenic Drive (Hwy 90), take a detour off the main highway to experience the unique, low key, friendly community of Dauphin Island. No Casinos, No high-rise hotels, very light traffic, but lots of interesting places to visit and things to do for anyone who wants a break from the fast pace and busyness many of us experience. We loved the Nature Conservancy, uncrowded beaches, the terrific bike path, and in general the easy-going ambience of the…

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