Summerland Key lies only 20 miles from Key West and is in the Lower Florida Keys. With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Summerland Key enjoys great weather throughout the year and outdoor activities are accessible each and every month.
Summerland Key, like Little Torch and other smaller islands in the chain archipelago, has little development on it and is considered a bedroom community. But its rich, tropical landscape is the real treasure of the island.
Life and Climate in Summerland Key
Days and nights on Summerland Key are particularly delightful. With an exceptionally mild winter, where daytime highs reach into the lower to mid seventies and overnight lows dip into the mid to low sixties, both locals and visitors can be seen on the beach and in the water during December, January, and February.
The lifestyle of Summerland Key is purely tropical, with a come as you are attitude. Common attire on Summerland is a t-shirt, shorts, and sandals. Both sunrise and sunset are spectacular, with the sun peeking over the deep Atlantic Ocean in the morning and slowly sinking into the horizon beyond the Gulf of Mexico.
Things to Do and See in and Around Summerland Key
Like the other Florida Keys, Summerland is home to coral reefs and shipwrecks are in neighboring islands. Diving, snorkeling and fishing are quite popular. The most notable destination on Summerland Key is the Brinton Environmental Center of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base and a field station that is both owned and operated by the Mote Marine Laboratory.
Visitors and locals alike delight in the weather and tropical settings of Summerland Key. With approximately 3000 hours of warm sunshine every year, Summerland Key epitomizes the tropical, laid-back lifestyle the Florida Keys are best know for. And because much of the island is undeveloped, there’s much to discover.
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