This pristine backcountry beach, a locals favorite, is reached only by boat and is located 12 miles west of Key West.

When local Key West residents get on their boats and head out to their favorite places, this “backcountry” beach is at the top of their list. Located 12 miles west of Key West on the island of Boca Grande, this remote beach is one of the finest sand beaches in the Key West area. With deep and calm water adjacent to shore, boats are able to beach themselves on the sand, allowing their passengers to hop out onto the picturesque beach. This photo shows a somewhat rare moment with no boats around.

Deserted island beach in the backcountry of Key West