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Higgs Beach, Key West

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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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  • I love beaches so ..... In any case this is a very nice beach. We saw the sun go down here and come up here. There is a very nice pier at this location that allows you to see the sunset and rise. It a...  more »
  • It has a very nice spring, water is precious and is close to the buoy of the 90 mile. It is an advisable walk!
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  • While this had parking and was nice, don't take your own umbrella because you can not stick it in the ground without a drill. If you need an umbrella, rent it but get there early before they give out.  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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