Friday, March 19, 2010

Sunset Key

We enjoyed taking the free shuttle boat ride to Sunset Key, a 27-acre island located about 500 yards (460 m) off the coast of the island of Key West, for alfresco beachfront dining at Latitudes Beach Café.

Sunset Key--originally called Tank Island because it was constructed by the US Navy to serve as a fuel tank depot during the Cold War--is only accessible by a shuttle boat that runs from the Westin Marina out to the island, which is privately held among its residents, including the Key West Westin.

We lingered over lunch at the upscale yet casual Latitudes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. I look forward to returning, someday... Note: reservations are required to get on the shuttle boat. Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an indoor or outdoor setting.

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