Casey Key – Island in the Sun
The narrow island of Casey Key is a special kind of tropical paradise. This is one of the places where the “old Florida charm” could be preserved. 99% of the buildings are single-family homes of all sizes. No chain hotel or noisy beach resorts was able to set foot on the island, only charming and luxurious estate homes. There is a handful of little rental places at the south end of the island. They are basically little cottages for rent, but that is the whole commercial activity on this subtropical paradise.
So, this 9 mile long narrow and exclusive enclave, called Casey Key, has not a lot going on – and that is exactly what most of its residents want. There is only one long and winding road on the island. By crossing the historic Blackburn Point Road Bridge you reach the northern tip of the island.
Follow the road all the way down to the southern end and you will experience a beautiful scenic drive.
You will drive through a canopy of old-growth palms, pine and oak trees, and you’ll catch glimpses of everything from massive modern mansions to modest old beach homes from the 20’s. The bridge at the southern end of the island is a modern draw bridge.Once you’ve crossed that bridge you are on the mainland again.