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. Plan a Big Pine Key trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Bahia Honda State Park reviews

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  • We had just arrived after a 6 hour drive and Bahia Honda was our first chance to put our faces in the water. The set of the current was quite swift. Other beaches were open but an east wind had... 
    We had just arrived after a 6 hour drive and Bahia Honda was our first chance to put our faces in the water. The set of the current was quite swift. Other beaches were open but an east wind had...  more »
  • We camped for 4 nights. Nice park overall. Lots of litter on the ground. Sargassum was gross and smelly. I live on a beautiful beach so it’s hard to impress me. Stargazing on Friday nights. Blow... 
    We camped for 4 nights. Nice park overall. Lots of litter on the ground. Sargassum was gross and smelly. I live on a beautiful beach so it’s hard to impress me. Stargazing on Friday nights. Blow...  more »
  • Very smelly, crowded, and over-rated beaches. I would not recommend unless you're into that sort of thing. 
    Very smelly, crowded, and over-rated beaches. I would not recommend unless you're into that sort of thing.  more »
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  • Our favorite beach to visit when in the Keys. Always beautiful views. Excellent place to drop your kayaks in. Snorkeling can be done on either side. Concessions is wonderful and they offer good food and snorkeling tours. The beaches are amazing. Nice and shallow for a long time. Camping here looks incredible! Great staff, beautiful grounds. So much fun to explore!
  • Great location! You must go to the top of the Old Bahia Honda Bridge for sunrise! Gorgeous views! Nice beach area. There can be a good amount of seaweed because the beaches are not disturbed as it is a state park, so be prepared. Beautiful wildlife all around. Tuna sandwich was excellent!
  • I've been coming to this park since I was 3 years old and I always love it. They are so close to recovering my personal favorite part of the beach and I can't wait to come back again on my next trip. The personnel on site are always so nice and helpful and I remember all the fun I used to have at their earth day celebrations as a kid. I'm not sure if those are still around since half the park is still being worked on but I do hope that once that part is reopened if the celebration was stopped that it restarts because it was always the highlight of my childhood.
  • Paid like 5$ per person to get in but it was worth it! There were two beaches in the either side, one facing east and the other facing west. The water was amazing and it was shallow to play and have fun. They had a really nice look and there was also a trail to go up to the bridge. The view was amazing from the top of the bridge and relaxing. They also have restrooms and a place to rinse off
  • This is my favorite Florida State Park. In this trip, I stayed in one of the cabins with a friend - HIGHLY recommend if you can get a reservation. Rangers are outstanding...Ranger Janice is planning a conch-blowing program. Ranger Patrick is delighted to have joined the Bahia Honda family. We have seen tarpon, manatee, and dolphins in the water outside the cabin. Excellent kayaking and beach walking.

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