Marquesa Keys' Isolated Beaches



Some refer to it as "The Jurassic Park of the Florida Keys," but the Marquesas comprise a doughnut-shaped chain 25 miles west of Key West. The 10 uninhabited islands are the only natural atoll (ring shaped coral reef) in the Western Hemisphere. The islands were formed by a meteorite that created a two-mile wide lagoon encircled by mangroves and bright white beaches that are a little slice of heaven. The task is getting to these isolated beaches if you aren't a fisherman that frequents the waters.