This region was mapped in 1542 and named “Las Islas Sabines” which means The Cedar Islands, named for the bounty of cedar trees that covered the islands.
Cedar Key Beach is a small area by the marina with a strip of white sand, palm trees, and a sectioned off swimming area.
One of the best things to do in Cedar Key is to explore this island by kayak. We rented our kayaks from Dave and headed out for a strong paddle against the current.
The sky lights up in pretty oranges and pinks as it sets behind the lands and water of the Cedar Key National Refuge.
Or D street as the locals refer to The Big Dock, is a series of colorful mom and pop resorts, restaurants, and multi storied buildings stores suspended over the waters on stilts.
A path off the Shell Mound Trail leads to a boardwalk and fishing pier that looks out over a bayou of Suwanee Sound.