Big Pine and the Lower Keys
Our office is located in the Lower Keys, home to two national wildlife refuges, a national marine sanctuary and a state park, and are surrounded by a marine environment filled with abundant terrestrial and marine wildlife.
Things to do
Many people who visit the Lower Keys do so to be close to Key West and all it has to offer, while not spending the high prices for accommodations. However, those who really know the Lower Keys stay there for its many opportunities to get close to nature. Big Pine Key hotels are a prime location to stay while you are exploring the spectacular attractions in the area.
Nature lovers are in for a treat in the Lower Florida Keys, where the unique Key Deer make their home in the National Key Deer Refuge. This preservation is 9,200 acres of land that includes pine rockland forests, tropical hardwood hammocks, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh wetlands, and mangrove forests, and is home to 23 endangered plant and animal species and hundreds of others. The Key Deer Refuge Center is the perfect place to start your exploration once in Big Pine Key. The Blue Hole, the only fresh water lake in the Florida Keys, also promises some up close sights of Key Deer, turtles, and even alligators.
Big Pine Key fishing is also a big attraction to the Lower Florida Keys; in fact, the tarpon fishing here is considered some of the best in the state. If you are looking to rent a charter boat in Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key is a great place to check out.
Looe Key Marine Sanctuary, which is just to the South of Big Pine Key, is an essential part for any Lower Florida Keys vacation. Big Pine Key diving and Big Pine Key snorkeling expeditions are great for exploring beautiful coral reefs. The underwater concerts that takes place at the coral reefs of Big Pine Key are reason enough to scuba dive or snorkel in the Lower Keys.
Bahia Honda State Park is a tropical paradise, home to one of the top ranked beaches in the country. A great place to spend the day or even a few nights, Bahia Honda is also rated one of the best places to camp in the the country, with plenty of camping spots suited for tents and large RVs. Although Bahia Honda has almost a 100 camping sites, spots fill up months in advance, so make sure to reserve your spot prior to your Florida Keys vacation. Anglers are welcome to fish from shore or bring their boats and use the park’s boat ramp. Bahia Honda State Park is situated for ideal fishing, sitting right between the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Gulf. Perfect for camping, fishing, and kayaking, Bahia Honda State Park is surely one of the best spots in the Florida Keys.
Places to stay
Tucked away in the very heart of the Florida Keys, Parmer's Resort on Little Torch Key lets you experience the laid back lifestyle that made 'the Keys' the best kept secret for decades. A unique collection of cottages, suites, efficiency studios and rooms spread over five acres, you can choose from basic hotel accommodations to well-equipped multi room rentals. Make the most of your stay with kayak and paddleboard rentals, our new 90 foot beach, or a boat slip rental for your own or a charter boat. Near the end of a quiet, residential street, in between a protected canal and the open water of Pine Channel in the Lower Florida Keys, Parmer's Resort is less than 25 miles from Key West but close to the beaches of Bahia Honda State Park, the diving at Looe Key Reef and backcountry, reef and deep water fishing.