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Higgs Beach, Key West

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Swim, snorkel, play tennis or beach volleyball, or simply enjoy the sun at sandy Higgs Beach, set within the tropical vegetation of Higgs Beach Park. Sun beds, umbrellas, paddleboards, and kayaks are available for rent. Taste a Caribbean-influenced cuisine at the beachside cafe. Nearby attractions include a Civil War-era fort surrounded by lush gardens and the only underwater marine park in the U.S. that's accessible from the shore. Amenities include free parking, public restrooms, outside showers, a children's playground, and a dog park. Bring water shoes, since the bottom of the ocean is rocky. Plan to visit Higgs Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Key West attractions using our Key West trip builder app.
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  • The absolutely best sunrise in Key West in on the pier at Higgs Beach. Well worth getting up early to see the view.  more »
  • A beach on the south end near White Pier. Very find white sand. The paragliders are very entertaining. Very relaxing atmosphere. The African Cemetery is here as well as the AIDS Memorial which is....  more »
  • Located in key west, this is a free public beach that was well above expectations. It was clean and has a very nice pier to walk on, the sand is nice and you can go several hundred feet out into the water and only be waist deep. No undertows or big waves to fight with, and plenty of space to swim and play without feeling crowded. There were many people snorkeling in this area. If you're looking for a good beach, this is a good choice. There is also a dog beach for pet owners here. Free parking as well.
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