Island Life – Cedar Key Things to Do

Cedar Key Florida is an unusual place – we arrive with all sorts of vacation plans and things to do while visiting, but mysteriously “Island Time” takes over and we find ourselves relaxing on the balcony or hanging out at the dock with a fishing pole. We love to sit and watch the birds and the boats go by or spend the afternoon drowning shrimp on the dock of kayaking the waterways of Cedar Key. Of course, that is why you came to stay in a vacation rental in Cedar Key! To unwind! To relax! To experience the low key island life.

Here’s some tips for Cedar Key things to do while you stay in our vacation rentals. Don’t plan your schedule too tightly – the charm of Cedar Key, FL is finding your center and taking the time to relax, recharge, and realize that life’s too short to be in go mode all the time.

Cedar Key is – Florida Without the Mouse (sm)

Birdwatching in Cedar Key, FL…

Whether you watch the birds from our balconies or local dock or you head out to the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge in a boat or kayak, you will be amazed at the number of species you’ll see in Cedar Key. The Cedar Keys are in the heart of Florida’s Nature Coast – wildlife viewing is something that pretty much happens whether you go looking or not. The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest nesting sites for wading birds in the Southeast.

Here are a few links to Cedar Key birding info to get you started!

Fishing the Cedar Keys…

As a part of Florida’s Big Bend, Cedar Key is well-known for excellent fishing – redfish are our favorites! Whether you fish inshore from a dock for redfish, triple tail or redfish or offshore for grouper, cobia, and what have you – you will almost certainly catch something and enjoy the beauty of the scenery while doing it! Whether you hire a Cedar Key Fishing Guide, fish off our private dock or the big fishing pier on Dock Street in Cedar Key, you are sure to have an awesome time!

Check out the links below for more fishing information!

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CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA -- This secluded beach community is less about the hustle and bustle and more about small town living. ... - Getty
circa 2010 - The boys with Spike at the Old Cooks Cafe, Cedar Key, Florida
Cedar Key Venus Sun Ray Clams - prepared by Peter Stefani of the Island Room at Cedar Cove - Cedar Key fresh clams
Cedar Key, FL City Beach December 2011
Just another day in paradise at Cedar Key, FL City Beach..
Cedar Key FL's city beach at sunset. Just steps away from Tranquility and Serenity in Cedar Key