Lower Sugarloaf Sound

Monroe County, Florida.

Lower Sugarloaf Sound ends in Summerland Key, Florida.

10038831.38 miles (16155938.05 sq kilometers)

About The Lower Sugarloaf Sound

About Lower Sugarloaf Sound, FL

Lower Sugarloaf Sound is a secluded bay located in Monroe County, Florida. This mangrove-lined body of water is found just south of the U-shaped Sugarloaf Key. The Key consists of mostly undeveloped groups of islands that are lined with shallow, sandy flats and marshy areas, making it an ideal home to diverse flora and fauna. It is a great destination for diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing.  

The first settlement near Lower Sugarloaf Sound was developed by Richter Clyde Perky in the early 1900’s. He had bought most of the Lower Sugarloaf Key and planned to turn it into island resorts. Due to the mosquitoes coming from the mangroves, he decided to build the now-infamous Bat Tower. It was supposed to house mosquito-eating bats in order to keep the insects away from future guests. Sadly, no bats were interested in inhabiting the structure. It still stands empty to this day and is considered a historic landmark.

Lower Sugarloaf Sound Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Lower Sugarloaf Sound, FL

Lower Sugarloaf Sound is one of the best places to go inshore saltwater fishing in the United States. Its water