Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina Video Tour
This week, Jimmy and Lisa of Find Us Camping found another great campground, this time in Florida. Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina is located on Big Pine Key. This campground is located about mid-way down on the Florida Keys.
For those looking to enjoy the tropical breezes, abundant fish and other wildlife, and the most beautiful sunrises, this is the place you’ve been looking for. They will show you everything about this campground through their ride along tour.
Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina Amenities
Sunshine Key has 399 full hook-up sites on the 75-acre island of Ohio Key, near Big Pine Key in the lower Florida Keys. They have back-in sites that are waterfront along the outer edge and pull-thru sites in the center. You can fish from the shore or from the pier at the campground, or if you have a boat, there is a marina on site as well. If you don’t have a boat for watercraft of your own, Keys Boat Tours is located at the marina and they rent kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, and they offer fishing charters and snorkeling tours.
There is lots of fun to be had at the campground, there are basketball, tennis, and pickleboard courts, horseshoe pits, a beautiful pool and a community building that has different events scheduled most days. They have movie night, craft night, bingo, ice cream socials, they even have a farmer’s market on Fridays with lots of local vendors. There is also a convenience store/gas station here that has both food, drinks, and even some souvenirs.
Things to do near Sunshine Key
While there is plenty to do at the campground, there are lots of fun things to do on the other islands too. Just across the 7 Mile Bridge is Marathon Key where you can visit The Turtle Hospital which is a small non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of sea turtles.
A little further north on Grassy Key is The Dolphin Research Center which is where you can learn about dolphins and even swim with them. They also have sea lions, exotic birds , other birds and iguanas. If you venture even further north to Islamorada, be sure to check out Robbie’s! You won’t want to miss feeding the Tarpon and while there you can browse their shops and even take a snorkeling or sunset cruise.
You can also try a sunset cruise with Keyz Charters. Captain’s Sam and Kelly really know the area and are happy to share their knowledge. Of course, you could also head further south, first stop, Bahia Honda State Park where you can get breathtaking photos from the old railroad bridge or go swimming at their beach area. Next stop Big Pine Key, home of the National Key Deer Refuge, the refuge is there to protect the endangered key deer.
Of course you can keep heading south until you get to that infamous mile marker 0 in Key West. There is so much to do in Key West, from enjoying a great meal or adult beverage from one of the many restaurants to taking a trolley tour or even a ghost tour of the island or just head down to Sunset Pier and enjoy the views. You won’t want to miss the many vendors and street performers in Mallory Square!
Restaurants near Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina
Although there isn’t a restaurant at the campground, there are many local restaurants on the bigger islands both to the North and South. Jimmy and Lisa went with friends to Boondocks which is on Big Pine Key. It’s a great outdoor restaurant with live music, mini-golf, and a fabulous gift shop. Also on Big Pine Key is a great little pizza restaurant called Pizzaworks. It is nothing fancy but the calzone and pizza were both great.
You’ll also enjoy Fogarty’s Restaurant & The Flying Monkeys Saloon on Duval, they have great burgers and fantastic service, not to mention the frozen drinks!
And what trip to the Florida Keys would be complete without Key Lime Pie? Lisa’s pic for everything Key Lime is…..Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe! Whether you are looking for pie, ice cream, salsa, relish, chutney, jellies, cookies, or even shower gel and lotion, if it’s key lime they have it!