The beach is nice by car or by boat. We use the Sandy Cove Marina to explore the islands by boat and this is one of the fun spots to pull up and use the restrooms. The area between Anne's Beach and Layton is some of the more Scenic driving areas in all of the Florida Keys. This beach area makes a great pitstop and we highly recommended on a nice day. The parking can sometimes be limited at The Beach but you can park along the highway and it is worth stopping to get out and get your feet into the water. Extra special is being around the nature when you are on the coastline with the little fish that you can see swimming underneath your feet. I would try to hit most of the Florida Keys Beaches because they are better than any other place because of the water clarity.
I tell you what else is very popular on the water here, kite surfing. Wow is this something to see. Check it out on the weekends whenever the winds get above about ten miles per hour. These guys and gals can really put on a free water show.
MM73 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL 33036