Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key

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Nestled within the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park offers 212 hectares (524 acres) of white sand beaches, lagoons, and hardwood forest. You can take advantage of the park’s pristine environment via roads, nature trails, campsites, and its marina. Grab some snorkel gear from the on-site rental shop and explore the surrounding waters, renowned for having some of the most snorkel-friendly reefs in Florida. Join a snorkeling tour, or simply stop by the park's visitor center for details on the local ecosystem and ocean wildlife. Use our Big Pine Key trip itinerary builder to add Bahia Honda State Park and other attractions to your Big Pine Key vacation plans.
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  • August 14, 2017
    If it weren't for the seaweed would be a dream place. Even so it was a good day, understanding that respect for nature in these beaches is in first place. So see pelicans fishing diving on shoals of seaweed around people and is well worth the day.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Awesome place with young children! A lot of fish to see, there will be some beach shoes.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Amazing place entry fee (9.50 dollars a 3 in car) Parking, showers, wc, what to drink or eat incredible Beach, sand white, clear water of the benches, tables, plenty of space in the Atlantic quite a current side shade, attention!
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  • June 9, 2017
    Really lovely park. Beautiful beaches with nice snorkeling. Wish we hadn't wasted time searching for good beaches on Key West and just headed here. Drive was about 40 min but totally worth it. We didn't get to walk any of the trails because it was raining but they seemed nice. Could easily spend the whole day here and not run out of things to do.
  • June 21, 2017
    OK, I get that wide, sandy beaches in the Keys just aren't happening... but because of all the "best beach ever!" reviews I was still expecting a bit more.Not lifeguards, not concessions, but more BEACH, more sand. We found a 3 ft wide strip of sand with rocks/plants on one side and 3 ft strip of seaweed/Seagram's on the other side; then the ocean. Since our strip of sand was also the walking path, it was not at all restful. The water color was great & temperature was warm. The bottom was sand with patches of rocks and plants. We didn't come to the Keys for the prime purpose of catching sun on the beach but thought it would be a nice break based on the glowing reviews from others. Didn't happen for us. Won't be going back. A much better place to go is Sombrero Beach in Marathon. Genuine beach space, great water, shower rinses, shaded picnic tables & a kids' playground. Trust me, do it.
  • July 7, 2017
    Great place to snorkel and catch some marine life. It does have lots of sea grass and it is all in its natural state. There are no lifeguards but as long as you stay out of the channels you should have no problems. Definitely bring your goggles and snorkel along with a kayak to have a great time.
  • July 3, 2017
    A beautiful beach that has that real beach smell and dive and gift shops. You can also go to the old Bahia Honda bridge and learn about the history of the park which kid LOVE. I have been going since I was six years old and still enjoy the natural feel of the beach. The best spots come if you walk a bit. My only problem is that in spring Portuguese Man of Wars come and wash on shore and it always gets me kind of nervous but they are almost harmless and you can't really prevent it so it is ok. Overall I would recommend this beach to someone who wants a real beach and not a beach that has been altered.

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