If you’re thinking about buying commercial property in the Florida Keys, a fun way to become familiar with them is by taking a road trip down U.S. 1. The upper Keys has lots of fun surprises and this mile marker guide for Mile 100 through Mile 112.5 will highlight the coolest places to stop!
Mile Marker Guide For The Upper Keys on U.S. 1 (Mile 112.5 through Mile 100)
Mile Marker 112.5 — Here you’ll find the Monroe County Line. You’ll leave Dade County if you’re headed southbound. This mile marker lets you know that you’re about to enjoy a road trip of pure beauty through the Upper Keys
Mile Marker 110.8 — Here you’ll find the Little Blackwater Sound Boat Ramp, bayside.
Mile Marker 108.5 — Gilbert’s is a tiki bar, marina and motel. Grab a drink and enjoy the scenery near Jewfish Creek. This tiki bar is located right by the bridge.
Mile Marker 108 — Jewfish Creek.
Mile Marker 107.5 — Lake Surprise.
Mile Marker 106.5 — At this mile marker, you’ll probably want to stop for a bite to eat. Here, you’ll find The Buzzard’s Roost, Oceanside. You can enjoy both outdoor and indoor dining in the Garden Cove Marina.
Mile Marker 106.0 — Here you’ll find Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park.
Mile Marker 106.0 — At this mile marker, you’ll also find easy access restrooms at the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce. Plus, be sure to pick up maps and discount coupons.
Mile Marker 105.6— At this mile marker, you’ll find the railroad depot and Key Largo town center. This is a flash back to a long gone era from 1910 to 1940.
Mile Marker 104.5 — Florida Bay Outfitters is a great place to launch a kayak. They’ll even give you advice about kayak routes and you can rent kayaks or paddle boats right there.
Thanks to Katie for capturing this gorgeous sunset from the Caribbean Club last night showing Frank and Ray coming back from a sail to Short Key in the #HobieAdventureIsland sailing pedal kayaks!
Mile Marker 104 — Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill is a combination sports bar, tiki bar, and restaurant on mile marker 104.
Mile Marker 103.9 — Grab some mexican food at Senor Frijoles.
Mile Marker 103.9 — Stop in and grab a key lime mojito at Sundowners on the Bay. They have outdoor seating with a great view of Blackwater Sound.
Mile Marker 103.5 — Check out the Key Largo Rock Castle for a 1920’s flashback.
This is a really neat photo of The Rock Castle. It was built by Dr. Engels in the mid-1920s on Largo Sound. It is of coral rock cemented together with concrete and still exists on Oceana street, Key Largo.
Mile Marker 103.4 — Marvin Adams Waterway Bridge (The Cut) is located at this mile marker. You’ll find the canal that connects Atlantic to Florida Bay
Mile Marker 102.8 — John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park entrance is found at this mile marker. This is a place where you can camp, kayak, snorkel or tour the area by boat.
Mile Marker 103.2 — You do not want to miss sampling some fresh sushi at Num Thai Sushi Bar Restaurant.
Mile Marker 102.4 — The Fish House (and Fish House Encore) Restaurant offers fresh seafood that you will want to try if you passed on the sushi from the previous mile marker.
Mile Marker 102 — If you stop here, head behind the Key Largo government center. You’ll find a beautiful waterfront park with covered picnic tables. This is the perfect place to get out and stretch your legs and take a quiet break.
Mile Marker 101.7 — Hobo’s Cafe is a favorite stop among Upper Keys explorers.
Mile Marker 101.2 — Hibiscus Park.
Mile Marker 100.6 — If you love pizza, stop at Tower of Pizza – Key Largo. It’s amazing!
Mile Marker 100.5 — Have you ever tried Key lime pie on a stick? It’s outstanding and available at Key Largo Chocolates on mile marker 100.5. You’ll also find homemade truffles and so much more to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Come see us for a #keylimepieonastick at the @artundertheoaks #artfestival in #Islamorada today! Here until 4pm!
Mile Marker 100.0 — Divers Direct is the last stop on this mini tour of mile markers. Here is where you can find every product you could imagine for for divers, snorkelers and other water sports. So, grab your credit card. If you’re going to buy commercial real estate in the Keys, you might as well get prepared for the perk of easy access water sports!
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