Cedar Key’s reputation as a Gulf fishing destination is unparalleled. This archipelago of small islands juts into the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles west of Gainesville and provides fishermen excellent access to both inshore and offshore waters.
In addition, Cedar Key has become one of the largest producers of clams in the U.S. Clam boats are able to work all seasons and the warm and untainted Gulf waters ensure a quick-growing and quality product. Clam leases surround the island and support a growing percentage of the town’s population.
Don’t miss a meal or two of Cedar Key Clams when you’re here. And when you come, plan to stay a day or two longer to enjoy some great lodging experiences, like The Island Hotel, where you might encounter a real ghost. You’ll also be able to enjoy their Island Hotel Original Heart of Palm Salad or any one of their clam dishes. Nature’s Landing Condos also has some excellent and convenient lodging, by the day, week or month.