The Florida Keys Sights

Upper Matecumbe Key

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Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

This was one of the first of the Upper Keys to be permanently settled. Early homesteaders were so successful at growing pineapples in the rocky soil that at one time the island yielded the country's largest annual crop. However, foreign competition and the hurricane of 1935 killed the industry. Today, life centers on fishing and tourism, and the island is filled with everything from bait shops and charter boats to eclectic galleries and fusion restaurants.

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MM 84–79, Islamorada, Florida, 33036, United States

Published 09/14/2015


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