We just got back from our trip last night and had a wonderful time. We ended up staying at Gulfside Beach Club at 427 Casey Key Rd. for 2 nights. It is right on the beach and is a group of small bungalows with 2 units in each building. No swimming pool ( who needs one?!!) but totally charming and updated interiors. Each unit has a covered patio and we were so close to the beach nothing was between us but sea oats! They also have beach lounges you can take down to the waters edge as long as you bring them back before dark. Evidently the sea turtles are really nesting on Casey Key this year and the chairs get in their way!
We only ate out one night...at Casey Key Fish House, just across the bridge at the upper end of the island. It was great- right on the water by the boat slips. A Great Blue Heron watched us eat dinner and a Wood Stork came by to see what was for desert. One group came in from their boat and brought their beer drinking parrot with them! All in all a fun place with fantastic food...we had crab stuffed shrimp..Yum!
We didn't find alot of sharks teeth this time, but I understand the winter months are a better time for hunting. The water was somewhat churned up, but not enough to keep us out of it! Our hostess, Karen, was very friendly and helpful...printed our our boarding passes for us and lent us her shop vac to get the sand out of the rental car...
We loved Casey Key...the south end retro area...and will certainly come back!