Geiger Beach, Florida Keys
|Geiger Beach: Pretty but not much of a beach|
I visited this beach on a February afternoon. The weather was beautiful. I was hoping to hike farther along the beach and find some isolation, solitude and a beautiful photographic location for sunset. Here you do find all of those things but they do not come with a beach. The trail is very simple at first but after you reach the first estuary, the trail becomes overgrown with trees and vines. You just walked past the best easily accessible areas.
You can continue going but there isn't any beach reward further down. Also, you will wade up to your knees in mud in order to cross the estuary and continue the trail. The 2nd estuary crossing that I reached was very quiet. I had the entire place to myself and had a wonderful swim. Was it worth the mud wading? I'm not sure. On my way back I photographed this lovely tree at low tide.
Another curiosity located here is a "stone house"filled with bottles, netting and other garbage. As far as I can tell, it is not inhabited. This is located near the parking area.
|Stone House, Geiger Beach|