One North Central Florida hot spot is back open after almost a month of being closed to visitors. When weekend destinations started closing around the state because of COVID-19, crowds flocked to Cedar Key .
And that’s exactly why it’s worth a drive to visit Cedar Key . The charming little town, with fewer than 1,000 permanent residents, has a fascinating history ( it’s Florida’s second oldest town) and dozens of interesting old buildings. The town is full of artists and has several good seafood restaurants.
Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Cedar Key ? Extremely safe . Night or day, it’s a very safe place.
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There’s some great restaurants serving up some great seafood, lots of neat little shops and galleries, top notch kayaking and paddle-boarding, island tours boat trips, charter fishing, sunning and swimming at the spacious Cedar Key Beach & city park, some interesting hiking trails, and just plain fun hanging out in a
Cedar Key History The cedar trees that bestowed the town name supplied a large pencil factory. Florida’s first coast-to-coast railroad had its Gulf terminus at Cedar Keys , as the town was then called. After the Civil War, the place boomed for 30 years.
Scallop fishing in Cedar Key is highly variable throughout the year. High season is July to September. Closed season is January to June and October to December.
Cedar Key does have a beach —sort of. This little spit of the sand by the marina provides a place to plant your beach umbrella, though it’s not the generous sweep of sand Florida is famous for. But if you’re longing for a real beach , don’t despair.
Cedar Key is a city in Levy County, Florida, United States. The population was 702 at the 2010 census. The Cedar Keys are a cluster of islands near the mainland. Most of the developed area of the city has been on Way Key since the end of the 19th century.
There are 54.10 miles from Cedar Key to Ocala in east direction and 70 miles (112.65 kilometers) by car, following the FL 24 route. Cedar Key and Ocala are 1 hour 17 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop .
Take State Route #24 southwest for approximately 50 miles. You will cross-over State Highway 27/41 in Archer, Alternate 27 in Bronson, and US 19/98 in Otter Creek. Continue until you encounter a stop sign in the village of Cedar Key .