Cudjoe Key. formerly named Littleton Key, is part of the Lower Florida Keys, and is just 5.4 square miles in size. Though small, it has a lot to offer. With coral reefs on either side of the island, and plenty of wildlife roaming about, its scenic beauty is its best attraction.
Cudjoe Key’s renaming might have come from the fact the island has a substantial population of Joewood trees. This native species of tree is also referred to as “cudjoewood”. With its geographical location, Cudjoe Key is a great place to enjoy the outdoors nearly every day of the year.
Life and Climate in Cudjoe Key
As its archipelago chain family, Cudjoe Key is home of a tropical climate, one which allows locals and visitors to go in the water and lounge on the beach year-round. December, January, and February, while practically unbearable in the midwest, northeast, and northwest, are great times of the year to take in many types of outdoor activities.
During the winter, which is mild, the overnight lows only fall into the sixties the majority of those months, with daytime highs in mid to upper seventies. Summers in Cudjoe Key are warm and balmy. Temperatures creep up into the high eighties to low nineties, with overnight lows falling into the mid to high seventies.
Things to Do and See in and Around Cudjoe Key
Cudjoe Key, like the other islands in the Florida Keys, is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, day and night. Popular activities on Cudjoe Key take advantage of the tropical setting. Snorkeling, swimming, diving the coral reefs, power boating, and sailing are available year-round.
Fishing is another attraction to the locals as well as to visitors. From deep sea fishing out into the Gulf of Mexico to the expansive Atlantic Ocean. Sport fishing and casual line casting from the shoreline are also popular things to do in Cudjoe Key.
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