Key Largo Points of Interest near Moon Bay | Sunset Oasis Upper Keys Florida

SPIEGEL GROVE
A shipwreck, approximately 5 miles offshore from Key Largo, this retired Navy ship is the largest ship sunk to create an artificial reef. It rests on its starboard side in 130 feet of water with its gunwale within 45 feet of the surface. Contact dive operators for trips.

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
The only ecosystem of its kind. 1.4 million acres. Visitors see bald eagles and 300 other species of birds, alligators, deer and bobcats. Activities include guided tours, canoeing, fishing, camping and hiking. 305-242-7700

JACOBS AQUATIC CENTER
Enjoy this 3 pool complex located in Key Largo featuring a 25 meter, 8 lane MYRTHA competition pool, 34×44 ramp-accessible multipurpose MYRTHA and an interactive play pool/water park (12-18” deep) with pirate ship , spray gun and “beachfront” entry. 305-453-SWIM

FLORIDA KEYS WILD BIRD CENTER
A rescue, rehab & release facility. Located at mile marker 93.6. A self-guided tour along the boardwalks and nature trails allows a close look at native hawks, osprey, spoonbills, egrets and more.         305-852-4486
fkwbc.org

Beaches near Sunset Oasis, Key Largo, Florida

JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK/FAR BEACH/CANNON BEACH
Two of the most popular beaches in Key Largo are located in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Cannon Beach and Far Beach.
If you are looking for a beach where you can relax, catch some rays, and enjoy the water, Far Beach is your best bet. This palm-lined, man-made sandy beach attracts sunbathers and beachcombers. The water is calm, warm and shallow, making it a good swimming spot, especially for children. A portable rollout mat called the Mobi-Mat is installed across the sand, providing wheelchair accessibility.
Cannon Beach is located beside the fishing pier in Largo Sound. It is famous for its 17th century cannon located right on the beach. No more than 100 feet from shore snorkelers can view the barnacle-encrusted ship’s cannons and an ancient anchor, among other artifacts. The waters here are calm and great for young children. Like Far Beach, Cannon Beach is man-made, but with an abundance of sea life and tropical fish, including tarpon and barracuda. This site is used frequently for snorkeling. You’ll find for your convenience changing rooms, picnic tables, barbecues, and restrooms.
In the park other activities are available in addition to swimming. Fishing is allowed in designated locations within the park. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and glass bottom tours are given to visitors of the park who want to see more of the wildlife. You can also rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats.

HARRY HARRIS PARK
Found at mile marker 93, this park also has a small beach. Here you will find a swimming area that is roped off, a playground for the kids, picnic tables, restrooms, and a boat ramp. The best part is this beach is free on weekdays. Many visitors to this park consider it one of the top Key Largo beaches because of all the activities nearby. There is definitely something for everyone in the family.

FOUNDERS PARK
Close to mile marker 87, Founders Park offers family fun with a beach, skate park, baseball fields, and an Olympic pool with a shallow sections. Other amenities included picnic tables and restrooms.

ANNE’S BEACH
Named after Anne Eaton, a local environmentalist, located at mile marker 73. This beach has two parking lots about a quarter mile apart from each other. Those who know the area well know that if you follow the boardwalk in between the parking lots, you’ll find five covered pavilions as well as stretches of beach that are secluded.

GILBERT’S RESORT/BEACH
Located at mile marker 108, at the Jewfish Creek Bridge, Gilbert’s Resort offers a wide array of activities that ensure a day filled with excitement and adventure, from water sports to relaxation to entertainment. You can relax at the beach, play in the sand, walk, or swim in the water. Little tiki huts provide the perfect shade from a day in the sun. You can also take a swim in the pool and listen to live music. Dogs are welcome. Gilbert’s website: gilbertsresort.com Or check out this really cool website:  360floridakeys.com

Boat rentals in Key Largo, Florida Keys near Sunset Oasis-Moon Bay

Boat rentals in Key Largo, Florida Keys

Here are some of the boat rental places near Sunset Oasis in Moon Bay:

Pontunes: 305 453-5007-Pontunes is probably the closest boat rental place and some of our previous guests have written nice things in the guest book about their experiences.
107690 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
http://www.officialkeylargoboatrental.com/
Bump and Jump: 305 664-9404-In Key Largo we have slips on the canal between the Marriott Courtyard Hotel and the Holiday Inn on the ocean side at Mile Marker 99.7.  Our booth is physically located on the parking lot of the Marriott Courtyard, the one with the BOAT RENTAL sign above it.  If we’re not at the booth, sometimes we’re on the docks down behind, working on the boats, so come find us!
https://www.keysboatrental.com/
Boat Rental 411: (305) 896-2219-In Tavernier
http://boatrental411.com

Moon Bay Key Largo Townhouse-Sunset Oasis Dining Room, Kitchen Picture

Here is a new picture of Moon Bay Key Largo, Townhouse #4 Dining Room and Kitchen taken in panoramic mode with my iPhone. I decided to take some pictures of each room as an experiment. I will be posting all of the on the website soon.

Also, now is the time to book the week of your choice for May, June, and July.

Dining Room-Kitchen picture

Bike and Kayak rentals near Moon Bay Key Largo Florida

Some of our guests have been asking about bike and kayak rentals near Moon Bay in Key Largo.  Less than a mile South of Moon Bay-Sunset Oasis is All Keys Cycles 104050 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo.  Also, less than a mile South you will find an awesome kayak rental place called Florida Bay Outfitters located at 104050 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, Fl..  Kayak rentals are also available at Pennekamp Park and several other locations in Key Largo.

Things to do at Moon Bay, Key Largo Florida | Sunset Oasis Townhouse at Moon Bay

Below is an entry from our guest book.  I am sharing it with you because it has a lot of good ideas about what to do when you visit Sunset Oasis:

Thank you very much for letting our family rent your beautiful home.  Our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable.  During our stay we rented a boat from Pontunes for 8 days.  We enjoyed going on both the Gulf and Ocean and through the mangroves.  We snorkeled at Cary’s Fort and rode the boat to Deer Key.  On our land days we went to Key West and did the sunset celebration at Mallory Square.  We also went to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon and looked for Key Deer on Big Pine Key (we found them).  We also stopped at Robbie’s in Islamorada to feed the Tarpon.  While on the water we saw Dolphin almost every day.  In addition, we saw Iguanas on the wall of the cut going to Largo Sound.  There was a Manatee in the marina outside the backdoor (front porch area).  Of course the fish on the reefs were awesome.

Hope to come back in the future.

Steve, Laura, and Patricia -December 26, 2012 to January 6, 2013