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Higgs Beach, Key West
(2.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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. With our custom trip planner, Key West attractions like Higgs Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This beach was ok to visit, but some parts had a bad smell. I didn't go in the water here though because there appeared to be slimy hunks of concrete slabs all over the floor of the shallow ocean... T...  more »
  • Great experience here, free parking, had to pay for sun beds but sea is great, very rocky close in but a walk along the pier and down the steps and you are in water about 3-4ft deep. 
  • We did not really like our visit on this beach in september. Maybe it was just a bad time for a visit, because we heard that this beach is popular. However, the beach was dirty (waste and sea weed) an...  more »