Little Torch Key, one of the islands which make up the Lower Florida Keys, is so named because of the ubiquity of the torchwood found on the island. Little Torch Key is a kind of gateway to Key West, which lies approximately 30 miles to the southwest.
Tough Little Torch Key is sparsely populated and improvements on the island are few, it is considered one of the most delightful places to visit, largely because of its scenic appeal. Coral surrounds the island and the exclusive resort known as Little Palm Island is nearby.
Life and Climate in Little Torch Key
Little Torch Key is a wonderful place year-round. Like the other islands in the southern chain archipelago, Little Torch enjoys much sunshine, and very mild winters. It’s not unusual to see locals and visitors in the water and on the beach during the months of December, January, and February.
Winters on Little Torch Key see daytime highs creep into the upper seventies and lower eighties, with overnight lows dipping into the sixties. Summer daytime highs reach the upper eighties and lower nineties, falling to the high to mid seventies.
Things to Do and See in and Around Little Torch Key
Little Torch Key is most noted as the island which played host to President Harry S. Truman, who regularly returned to enjoy fishing on the key and off its coast. And that opportunity remains popular today, with fishing charter boats coming and going every day of the year.
Besides fishing, divers love to explore the coral reefs surrounding Little Torch, and the area is a great place to take in the sights and reconnect with nature.
For a relaxation getaway, Little Palm resort is a great destination, being named one of the “Top 10 Romantic Retreats” by Reuters News Service. What Little Torch lacks in urban landscaping, it more than makes up for with its tropical delights.
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