29 Mar 2017
A Little Piece of Key West History
Sands Beach Club was developed by David Wolkowsky (who also developed The Pier House). Casual atmosphere where you could spend the day on the beach, enjoying delicious seafood/salad bar for reasonable prices. Lots of local and top name music entertainment (i.e.; Allman Brothers). Sands Beach was sold to Austin Laber, a developer from New York, in the early 80s. Under protest by a contingency of locals who did not want their public access to this beach to become a private resort property.
In 1995 Mr. Meisel and Mr. Cohen acquired this wonderful property and turned it into The Reach Resort-part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection. Becoming the “sister resort” to the Casa Marina, this is now a place tourist can visit and enjoy a piece of wonderful Key West.