Depending on who you talk to, Cedar Key is a destination for many different reasons and as many different people. Of course we’re known for our beautiful setting of an Old Florida island located in the Gulf of Mexico with sunrises and sunsets that make your heart beat a bit faster. We experience life a bit slower here – we do stop to smell the salt AND the roses.
Many come for our history – from tales of John Muir and Jimmy Buffet and the Eagle Pencil Factory and the Florida Railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key.
And then there are those who come to enjoy our close ties to nature – the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and the amazing wildlife that we share our home with. The birdwatching is fabulous – we’re a stop on The Great Florida Birding Trail. A variety of tours run daily to experience the beauty of Cedar Key and environs.
Many are introduced to Cedar Key at one of our annual festivals – check out our calendar, you’re sure to find something that makes you smile. And be sure to do some shopping while you’re here – we have a variety of retail stores, art galleries, and other merchants on Dock Street, Second Street and Hwy. 24.
Cedar Key is also a part of Florida’s Nature Coast and Florida’s Big Bend. If you’re a fisherperson, you know you can count on catching fabulous fish both inshore and offshore! Go fishing from the Cedar Key Fishing Pier on Dock Street, from one of the docks at private lodging or hire one of the fishing charters represented on the Chamber’s pages.