Lower Matecumbe Key’s Pay Beach
Wow, was I taken aback upon seeing this sign… ok, I’ll explain. I’ve seen pay beaches before, those have always been up scale, pristine sand with waitresses carrying trays asking me “Would you like another Piña Colada?” This seen here is NONE of the above in a surrounding that I personally wouldn’t consider as prime real estate, clean nor conducive to impressing a companion for a next date! This is the only ‘Pay Beach’ that I’ve run across here in the Keys so far and I hope the next one, if there’s more is better than this one.
Though I don’t know how much it costs, I’ll let you make your own decision on paying for this tiny 60′ x 25′ beach or not… my choice has already been made! Sorry, I’ll pass and head for a more secluded place I found and blogged on earlier called ‘Secret Sunbathing Spot’… oh yeah, my place is FREE, CLEAN & PRIVATE!
You can find this ‘Pay Beach’ behind Robbie’s Marina at Mile Marker 77.5 bayside of US-1 heading south towards the town of Marathon.