Cabbage Key is one of the Barrier Islands to the west, towards the Gulf of Mexico.
The island was a long time for seafarers who robbed the sailboat crossing to New Orleans.
After the pirates, the island became home to several Indian tribes, and you can still see remains behind them. There are huge heaps of shells that the Indians threw in after harvesting their contents.
Today, Cabbage Key is an oasis along the coast that is reached by boat. Boat trips run from Pine Island daily.
The island’s restaurant was named “Dollarbaren” since a guest many years ago attached a dollar bill on the wall as evidence of its appreciation. Now the roofs and walls are covered with banknotes and at the last bill, you came to 30,000 dollars.
The Dollar bar serves freshly prepared lunch both inside and out with “two days catch” on the menu. But the hamburgers are also very good.
After lunch you can take a walk around the island on a trail of signs telling animals and wildlife. Climbing in the viewing tower, the view is breathtaking. The promenade takes fifteen minutes. You can also meet on one of the island’s best-known skull paddle “Skalman”.
The restaurant also rents overnight cabins for those who want to experience the life of an island without traffic, TV and internet.