About Cedar Key

 Photo: Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Key is a quiet island community nestled among many tiny keys on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Long admired for its natural beauty and abundant supply of seafood, it is a tranquil village, rich with the almost forgotten history of old Florida.

Tucked in the heart of Florida's spectacular Nature Coast, this little island is a place where time seems to stand still. Rich with colorful history. Steeped in genuine Old South charm. Home to world-class sport fishing and a vibrant arts community. It was voted "Best Weekend Getaway" in Florida Monthly Magazine's Best of Florida competition and Outside Magazines Top Dream Towns! 
Fishing and boating are not only recreational in Cedar Key, but they are a way of life. Cedar Key is a part of Florida's Big Bend, an area known for its excellent sports fishing. Cedar Key is about 50 miles southwest of Gainesville, Florida; 135 miles north of Tampa; and 130 miles southwest of Jacksonville, Florida.