Lower Matecombe Key at Ann’s Beach.

The Florida Keys has so many attractions and so many ways to pass the time, the quiet natural spots you can find along the way can be delightful.

One such place is at the end of Lower Matecombe Key, where there’s a quiet little natural spot called Ann’s Beach. It’s not really a beach, although you can get sand in your toes by wading in the oh-so-clear waters.

These shots were taken at sunrise of course, and  show the peace there is in the beauty of the tropical Florida coastline.

First, enjoy a sunset at Lime Tree Bay.

Natural beauty at the pier, Lime Tree Bay.

Sunrise over, on to enjoy the evening.

The next morning, early, by the mangrove shoots.

Sun begins to rise.

Shore waders looking for food.

Reflecting the gold through the trees.

Gnarly tree.

The sunrise and the morning clouds, peaceful by the shore.

Reflections of sunlight, Florida Straits.

More Mangrove.

The tree floats out on the ocean.

Mangrove on the spit of sand.


Just sunlight and ocean.


A tree looking weatherbeaten out on the water.


Reflections of the tree.


Looking out onto the straits, with signs to guide the boats.


The overseas highway stretches into the distance.



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