This little spot on the Gulf Coast of central Florida is the longest camp location we’ve stayed in yet. A much-needed slowdown was in order, and based on a few recommendations it sounded like just the spot to park our roving wobbly for a bit.
A fish camp to most, a quiet getaway spot to others, Cedar Key is a place where folks from all over come to relax.
Don’t let the population of under 900 fool you, this little town leaves a big impression. The two square mile island snubs chain restaurants and offers you local bites like Tony’s Clam Chowder. A “3x World Champion” at the Newport, Rhode Island Chowder Festival.
You can wrap your lips around a spoon full of this creamy concoction while sitting among the second largest producers of farm raised clams in America.
Cedar Key seems to live by the highs and lows of the tides. The town gets sleepy soon after the nightly grand view of the setting sun, and only wakes early when the tide itself makes an early appearance.
Our experience was really formed by the mellow days, the slow tides, the sunsets, and most of all, the people; our friends old and new.
So, if you go to discover an off the beaten path little town, you’ll find it.
If you go for the fishin’ you’ll find there will be plenty biting.
And if you go for a good time… you’ll find that, too.
Hint: Start at the Tiki Bar. It’s just outside the downtown area, and only open from around sunset ’till ’bout 9. Pull up a chair to the bar and ask Pat for a bottle of “truth serum,” you’ll be glad you did!
We’re stoked to have shared these fun times with our friends from the road. Check out their blog posts about Cedar Key.