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Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key
(4.4/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It must be one of the best beaches in which I have been, the beach is of fine white sands, perhaps a little narrow, but very nice, various shades of Turquoise, blue and very shallow, transparent and almost without waves, you can walk at least 100 meters inward and the water barely more knees, we saw manta rays and other marine fauna Beach has parking, grill to roast, tables to eat and restrooms. Approximately $5 ticket that is totally worth must be paid to enter the Park. I understand that this beach was chosen the best of America a few years ago. You should go.
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  • Spent a day on the beach here sunbathing and snorkelling. Although the beach, Sandspur, is narrow and there is a lot of Seagrass on the beach this didn't spoil our enjoyment. Snorkelling was better on...  more »
  • Amazing beach, extremely clean with white sand. We have been there several times , in different seasons, but always wished we could stay more. The view from the old bridge is breathtaking! We've seen ...  more »
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  • Quite possible my favorite beach ever! I absolutely love this place and recommend it to everyone visiting The Keys! There is a huge sand bar here. I swear we ventured out a quarter mile into the ocean! The water is so clear and when you're on the sand bar, it really doesn't get that deep. (I'm short, so I would know!) There isn't a whole lot of beach, so we just grabbed a spot where we could. We really spent most of the time in the ocean. With the water being so clear, we had a blast looking at the sea life! Quite a few fish swimming around. Be aware that if there's a current, keep an eye out for jellyfish. The first time I came out here with my friends, we were dodging jellyfish the size of large dinner plates. However, they didn't have long tentacles so we never got stung, but they can sneak up on you and move fast. (The second time we came there was no current and no jellyfish.) If I come back to The Keys, I will definitely be coming here again!
  • I travelled from Houston from the reviews online. Let me tell you there are better state parks out there. I reserved one spot, but the guy at front desk sold me on taking another spot. Said it was closer to the ocean and better view. First off you had to walk through bunch weeds to access the water, which couldn't even get to the water. Second the bugs were horrible!! I was bitten head to toe and yes I was wearing spray. Third this spot had no shade once so ever!! Just remember don't trust them. You have been warn.
  • Just a wonderful, special place. I am not for sure, but I bet that there are not too many islands you can camp on without condominiums and houses all over them. Just beautiful! And snorkeling is awesome.
  • Bahia Honda is a nice park. There is a small beach area where you can place a towel down and relax. We went there to swim and snorkel. The water was kind of murkey but my boyfriend was able to see several different fish swimming near the rocks.
  • Beautiful and relaxing place with great beaches and an old bridge with super views. Very nice concession snack bar with a great gift shop. We visited the park Learning Center and found many interesting facts about sea life and watched a short informative movie. We will absolutely visit again!