Parking: On weekends it can be tough to find parking if you do not arrive early. Weekdays are almost never a problem. During Cedar Key special events (Arts festival and Seafood festival) try to find a different ramp to launch from as parking will be impossible. Cost: $10 per day. A yearly pass can be purchased from town hall for $130. Cedar Key property owners can purchase an annual pass for $10. NOTE: There is a new automated system for paying the daily ramp fee that is much better than the previous arrangement. Other facilities: There is a Beach Park (roped off swimming area) to the east of the ramp with picnic area, playground and restrooms.
Most public use at Cedar Keys is focused on Atsena Otie Key which is owned by the Suwannee River Water Management District and managed as part of the refuge. Here visitors will find a pier, interpretive information, composting toilet facility, and a walking trail that leads to a 19th century cemetery. An Indian midden and historic ruins of the Faber Mill are readily visible from the island entrance from the pier.
The beaches of all other islands are open for public use with the exception of Seahorse Key from March 1 through June 30 annually when it is closed to all public entry, including a 300 foot buffer surrounding the island, to protect nesting birds. Interiors of all islands have thick undergrowth as well as poisonous snakes.
When accessing the islands, it is important to pay attention to the weather and tide conditions. All islands are surrounded by shallow mud flats. During low tides, they become relatively inaccessible by boat.
There are many other activities available at nearby Shell Mound Unit of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, including fishing, boating, ranger programs, and wildlife observation.
Go back in time to the island charm of Old Florida... to the unhurried, congenial Florida of 40 years ago. Cedar Key is the unspoiled island paradise where you will find shells and artifacts instead of crowds and ultimate relaxation instead of the hustle and bustle of the cities. Go fishing and boating in the balmy Gulf of Mexico or visit many of the surrounding islands of this national wildlife preserve. Enjoy sailing, shelling and sunbathing in the most pristine of waters.
Seahorse Landing is a unique condominium located in Cedar Key, Florida, a picturesque, quiet fishing and artist village with an interesting historic past. Cedar Key's deluxe 2 bedroom Gulf-front condominiums are on a beautiful bluff overlooking the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Only fifteen units, they were designed to provide the ultimate enjoyment of the special qualities of this quaint coastal environment.
Seahorse Landingis the only rental condominium with pool and private boat dock located on Goose Cove. From this quiet neighborhood it is a five minute walk to the center of the Cedar Key Historic District. Seahorse Landing has beautiful views to the west and south. Breathtaking sunsets are common place at Cedar Key
Local Info. In order to get to the marina you must go under a small bridge, clearance can be tight. The marina does not have fuel.
Cedar Key Marina offers 2 launch ramps (launch fee required). Boat slips in the marina are available for short-term stays from 5 minutes to 24 hours on a first-come, first-served basis only.Private Marinas are available, but provide service and supplies only; no on-water slips.
To visit the shops and restaurants in Cedar Key you will need to dock you boat at the City Marina. Smaller boats can only access the marina, due to the fact that bridge clearance going into the marina is relatively low. All restaurants are within a short walking distance of the marina.