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Difficulty
Beginner to Intermediate
Best Wind direction
NE, E, SE
Where to Park
There are two parking lots on the ocean side. One is further south-west than the other (closer to Key West). There is also an overflow lot on the gulf side that is a little further south-west.
Where to Launch Kite
Launch from the beach area that is near the parking area that is further south-west (closer to Key West). Beach is narrow so not much area to launch especially on high tide.
Best for
Nice shallow water, clear florida keys waters.
Not as good for
waves
Bottom conditions
sandy
Know Hazards
may want to wear booties
Other Comments
A very nice launch all around. Frequented by local kitesurfers and visitors as well.

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mile mark 73, Overseas Hwy, Lower Matecumbe, Islamorda, Florida

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9.3
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
 
Ann's Beach 2013-03-03 05:29:22 scott
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9.3
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9.0
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8.0
Kiting area 
 
10.0
Reviewed by scott    March 03, 2013
Last updated: April 23, 2013
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Nice shallow area

Had a chance to go down and launch from Ann's beach over the holidays. It was a good experience. There are two beach areas - one that is further south-west from the other. You should launch from the one that is further south-west so not to interfere with sun bathers. There were several other kiters out. If it is windy, I understand that is there are usually several over kiters around.

The beach is narrow and if the tide is high, you don't have a large area to pump up your kite and you may have to wait to find an opportunity to launch if many other kiters around. The beach is very powdery - almost like talc. It stay shallow for a long way out. There is a channel mark out where the water gets deeper. Also, there were a few lobster pot makers out, but not enough to be bothersome.

The parking areas right at the beach are small, but there is an overflow lot across the road and not too far to the south-west.

Overall, a very nice launch. There are also restrooms.

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