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Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key

Categories: State Parks, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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 cost $9.50 for 3 of us to get in. Park was very pretty and well maintained. Nicest beach we went to in the Keys. Park had plenty of sand and nice area to walk the beach. Water was pretty and many w...  read more »
  • We stoppd at Bahia Honda on our way up from Key West this trip although we have camped in the past. The camping is good although you get a lot of sand in the tent. This is Florida and we have sand, I ...  read more »
  • The state park is scenic, has walks and boasts multiple natural beaches. Don't expect a southeast FL ocean beach or a west coast gulf beach. It's worth the drive, though. 
  • 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!
  • No stopping at this State Park on your way to or from Key West will be a big mistake because this park has Spectacular long stretching beaches with tropical warm water. Covered picnic areas, fresh water showers. Bahia Honda bridge overlook for superb pictures opportunities. The state park is exceptionally well maintained. There is a fee to get in but it is well worth the drive and cost of admission. This was my most favorite beach in the keys for photos. The Fishing, swimming, snorkeling. One of the best beaches in the country.
  • Where else can you swim in the Atlantic and take a two minute walk and swim in the gulf of Mexico. Absolutely gorgeous and well maintained state park. Clean facilities....nice gift shop and concession. Went on the snorkeling of the best EVER!!!!! Only regret was not budgeting more time for the park.....Be sure to prepare for a whole day to watch the sunset.
  • Best beach in the Keys by a long shot. White sand beaches and clear water. Great place place for snorkeling as you can get far of shore and still stand up. We saw a nurse shark, star fish, conches and lots of fish. Best place in the keys.
  • Marina was a big surprise. Lovely little harbor for shallow draft boats, interesting history, plants. Friendly people. Snorkeling tours. White sandy natural beaches on the Florida Bay side and the Straits of Florida side. Walk out on the old railroad bridge. Gift shop bursting with reasonably priced souvenirs. They make a nice hamburger for a reasonable price. Freebies for overnighters. Basin depth is about 9 feet, but only about 3 feet coming in. 2 foot tide range. If you draw less than 5, you can probably make it in at high tide. Well worth it.
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