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15 of the best coastal roads to drive

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Overseas Highway, Florida Keys

The 181.9 kilometre Overseas Highway, complete with 42 bridges, connects the islands of Florida Keys. It continues from the U.S. Route 1 and uses large parts of the former Overseas Railroad, which was completed in 1912 and was heavily damaged in the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. Don't miss the Seven Mile Bridge, which was converted into a road in 1935.

The islands are home to some of the largest areas of coral reef on U.S. mainland, as well as the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and the National Key Deer Refuge.

If you're driving down this beautiful stretch of road we'd advise you to go via Card Sound Road at the beginning of your journey, rather than straight down U.S. Route 1 — stop off at Alabama Jacks, a simple beachside bar with incredible seafood before driving to the Ocean Reef Club, a private club that hosts the annual Vintage Weekend every December to celebrate classic cars, planes and yachts.

Head to Looe Key, an incredible dive site just a short boat trip away from Big Pine Key, or explore the exclusive Little Palm Island. Spend a night or two in Key West so you can fully explore the town before taking your wheels back on the highway, and be sure to stop off in Islamorada to watch the sunset — it's the perfect mini-trip for those on a superyacht charter in Florida.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Felix Mizioznikov

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