Stock Island is located just northeast of Key West and is part of the Lower Florida Keys. It enjoys nearly 3000 hours of sunshine each and every year and basks in the tropical climate that permeates throughout the Florida Keys.
The name of Stock Island is likely derived from it’s historical purpose, once being home to many types of livestock operations. The entire island is just one tenth less that a single square mile, but it has so much to offer its locals and visitors alike.
Life and Climate in Stock Island
Unlike some of the lesser populated Keys in the island archipelago chain, Stock Island is quite modern. But modern doesn’t mean the hustle and bustle of the big cities of the northeast. Life is quiet on Stock Island, and everyday attire is sandals, t-shirts, and shorts.
Summers are wonderful to enjoy, and winters are mild, especially compared to the northwest, midwest, and northeast. On Stock Island, temperatures during December, January, and February, in the daytime highs reach into the mid to upper seventies and fall into the sixties during the overnight hours. Summer months see temperatures which creep up into the upper eighties and lower nineties and fall overnight to the upper to mid seventies.
Things to Do and See in and Around Stock Island
Like the other family islands in the Florida Keys, Stock Island is a great place to pursue many outdoor activities. There’s a lot to see and do on and near Stock Island, from sightseeing, to biking, to fishing, boating, and lounging on the beach.
Dawn is a great time to get out and catch the sun as it rises up over the majestic Atlantic Ocean and dusk is an awesome sight as the sun descends into the horizon over the Gulf of Mexico. Key West is just a short drive away, where entertainment and nightlife can be enjoyed.
A video tour of the neighborhoods of Stock Island & Key Haven near Key West, FL in the Florida Keys.
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