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where to propose

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where to propose

hi folks,

My girlfriend and I will be visiting the keys in March, and I'd like to propose.

We'd like to spend the day on a beach and I'd like to propse around sunset. Where would be a relatively private spot, yet close to a hotel/resort?

any info is appreciated,


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1. Re: where to propose

The beaches will be busy that time of year but Fort Zach will be a great choice.


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2. Re: where to propose

Congratulations. I'm always amazed that Fort Zach, right on the wall of the Fort, is an incredible view of the sunset, the boats, and islands...but it's always empty when we go there. One of the best views on the island and very private.

Good luck...

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I did mine over at Sunset Key. The boat ride over made it even more romantic. But you would not have a great sunset view from the restaraunt there. Although they do have tables on the beach which is what attracted me there in teh first place.

Ft Zach R2 was our wedding location. Perfect.

The only problem with Zach is they like to have moving out 5 minutes after sunset.

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4. Re: where to propose

how about the beach of the revamped Reach Resort? got the beach, the hotel, the champagne, etc.

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5. Re: where to propose

Or maybe the Casa, which is a much more spectacular building.

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6. Re: where to propose

I know you said "the Keys" are you staying in Key West or elsewhere in the Keys?

A beautiful spot is the waterfront area in front of Morada Bay & Pierre's in Islamorada. Cheeca Lodge is across the street. Not a day at the beach, but a great spot if you want to go to dinner or just be romantic.

Sombrero Beach in Marathon is beautiful. Had a guy ask me to "hide" on the beach and take pictures of him and his girlfriend when he proposed. Felt like I was spying, but it turned out great. They were snorkeling, he stuck the ring in a cool shell, she picked up the shell out of the water and found the ring. Cocoplum beach is very private and chances are you would have most of the day to yourselves. Marathon, Grassy Key and Key Colony resorts are all close by.

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7. Re: where to propose

One thing to consider would be a private charter on boat at sunset. You can propose and have dinner.

You can't miss a great sunset view out on the water, unless mother nature is being difficult!

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8. Re: where to propose

Fort Zach is a lovely spot at sunset. Also as mentioned dinner at Latitudes on Sunset Key. The beach location for dinner and the boat ride over make for a special evening.

Also the butterfly conservatory. It has a little Gazeebo inside, perfect for dropping down on one knee. It is a lovely tranquil setting. Not open at sunset though.

Whatever place you choose I am sure it will be memorable and special to both of you forever. Good luck

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9. Re: where to propose

I proposed at Fort Zach, on the rocks, at Sunset. It was magical.

Better hope she doesn’t read Tripadvisor.

I have witnessed a number of proposals at my work, and one enterprising young man was thoughtful enough to have me waiting off to the side to capture the entire "down on one knee" with his digital camera.

Good luck brother!


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10. Re: where to propose

thanks for all of the suggestions!

Is there any privacy to be had on Bahia Honda during the day?

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