After a fun filled (and super expensive) time at Boyd's Campground in Key West, it was time to head north! Well, east a little bit at least. ? We drove 50 miles north (which is really east) on US-1 to Curry Hammock State Park!
Curry Hammock is a real bargain if you can reserve a spot. Curry Hammock has 26 RV sites, 9 of which are right on the water! We were lucky enough to get site 19, which is one of those amazing waterfront sites. $36 a night waterfront in the Florida Keys? Count us IN!
The park is in Marathon, FL, which is right in the middle of the Florida Keys! This makes it about an hour drive to almost anywhere in the keys, including Key West. Like most state parks, on-site amenities include power (50A / 30A) and water only with a dump site close by inside the park.
Adjacent to the camping area is a very nice park and playground with covered picnic tables. Additionally, the park has kayaks and paddle boards for rent. We took advantage of that and rented a tandem kayak and paddled around Little Crawl Key which is essentially the entire state park.
7 Mile Bridge / Burdines Waterfront
No Florida Keys trip would be complete without a couple of rides across the famous 7 mile bridge, so we took the long way to dinner one night at Burdines Waterfront. Burdines is an awesome little tiki bar and restaurant right on the water and is a great place for a sunset dinner. Food was great and the beer was cold!
No Name Pub
Another staple of the Florida Keys that we try to never miss when we're down there is the No Name Pub. This is just one of those places you have to go see if you're never been there. The entire place is adorned ceiling to floor with decorated dollar bills. Exactly how many bills is up for debate, but it's estimated to be over 90,000.
Great local beers on tap and amazing pizza to boot! Finding the place can be a little tricky without a GPS as you have to drive through a few neighborhoods to get there. Be sure to go slow, because key deer are everywhere!
A nice slow week in the middle keys was a great way to ween ourselves out of the keys without full withdrawal, and it was very nice at $36 a night! Three weeks with our “home” in the Keys was awesome! I hope we can get reservations this winter!