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Higgs Beach, Key West

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#4 of 6 in Beaches in Key West
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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  • There are several entrances/ladders to the water from the pier. The shallow water was full of sea weed.  more »
  • Place to run, swim, throw a football, build sand castles, and just sit and relax. Easy parking and close to town.  more »
  • We visited for the afternoon. It is a nice sized beach, it was not too crowded. We were able to rent 2 chairs and an umbrella for only $20! The beach is a bit rocky in parts and is hard to walk on as ...  more »

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Where to stay in Key West

To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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