Florida Keys Ecco Resort - Save Our Earth

Coconut Cove Resort's Own Nature Preserve

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Coconut Cove Resort

Photo by one of our guests at sunrise, with "Blue Beard" our local Heron off our beach

See our Florida Keys sea life and other local wildlife living on the grounds here at Coconut Cove on 7 acres of Florida Keys Preserve. We do not allow fishing, collecting, or disturbing of any wildlife or of our native vegetation. See Heron, Egrets and Osprey living in harmony with us, but watch your kids and please stay back and you'll see some amazing view of not only birds, we have an occasional manatee or porpoise visit. Our unique hardwood trees comprise beautiful hammocks at the resort. Endangered vegetation such as lignumvitae, and Bay Cedar are here on the property and protected. Gumbo limbo, Jamaican dogwoods, Fishtail Palms, Christmas Palms, Buttonwoods, along with hundreds of other plant types can be observed here and of course Coconut Palms from where Paul gave us our name.


Along our shoreline and Mangrove forests you can see the entire food chain linked to our unique environmental systems. Three types of Mangroves grow here in our inter tidal zone, red, black and white which protect our shoreline from our storms and hurricanes and provides cover for small fish, snails, invertebrates and a host of other small animals and microscopic critters. Mangroves are basically nursing grounds for our game fish and other great catches like the tasty spiny Florida lobster.


The beautiful Flats off our property provide world record catches and are fished by Presidents, Stars and world class anglers. With fifteen world records here you too can catch the big one, but limit your catch, and practice catch and release for its a delicate fishery that we all must protect.

The Incredible Florida Keys

With the access from the main land United States, the only living reef in the continental US and the third largest reef system in the world the Florida Keys ranks as one of the best ecco tourism destinations in the world. With National Marine Sanctuary protection zones diving and snorkeling are world class and abundant with wildlife and undersea vegetation right off Coconut Cove Resort. Windley Key is centrally located and has it all from the highest point in the keys, "18 feet" at the newly designated Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geologic Site within a short walk here on our Island and with some of the best patch reefs, Spanish wrecks, and incredible barrier reef sites you'll agree Windley Key is the Best place to Stay in the Keys.


The Chain of Islands know down here as "Keys" are about 150 miles long and separate the Atlantic Ocean from the Florida Bay. They are actually fossilized coral reefs now exposed with the receding seas of the ice ages. Linked first by the Flagler railroad and now by a series of bridges rising over the beauty of the aquatic scenery and off shore islands they are a one of a kind vacation destination.


Please do your part:

Bring your garbage back to shore, protect it from blowing overboard: A small plastic sandwich bar in the waves looks like a squid a favorite food for our sea turtles, so please be careful when unwrapping that sandwich of chicken drum.
Do not touch or anchor on coral: Coral grows very slowly, and it can not take impact from fins, hands, and other objects.
Do not let petroleum or chemicals enter the tidal or near shore areas: One part per million kills, bring it back to shore and due maintenance away from the water or near shore areas.
Do not throw fishing line overboard, it kills: Fishing line get caught around necks, legs arms, wings, fins and cuts off circulation and other problems that slowly kills sea life and the abundance of aquatic birds found in the Florida Keys.

Know your channels, wear polarized glasses, carry a chart, prevent run agrounds: The flats are grass covered shallow estuaries, rich with life that are a breading grounds from everything from rays, scrimp, tropical fish to lobsters. This is a major fishing ground for sportsmen and our wading birds. Running aground tares up the grass and creates sediment and debris when the wind kicks up harming the clear near shore waters and choking life.

Watch your children, keep them back from wildlife, teach them to look only: Our wildlife is friendly and cohabitants with us, this is there home, small kids not knowing any better can run the wildlife from there home which is Coconut Cove Resort and its self dedicated nature preserve.


"Thank you for all your preservation efforts" Paul E. Bates, owner.


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Watersports
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KeysHistory
Weddings
Diving
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Maps
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Save our Earth
Photo Shoots
Links and Attractions
Movie Productions
Paul's Beach Bar & Grill
Fishing Tournament
Special Events
The Pirates of Tortuga
Additional information