Trip Planner:   USA  /  Florida  /  Florida Keys  /  Key West  /  Beaches  /  Higgs Beach

Higgs Beach, Key West

2.7
#4 of 6 in Beaches in Key West
Beach Nature / Park
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.
map
Create an itinerary including Higgs Beach
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
621 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you can find parking, this is definitely a great place to bring a picnic or relax. Just watch out for Gypsy chickens, they may want you to share your lunch.  more »
  • The water here is probably the calendar I've seen on the island and I think we have been to every beach now. This is now our go to beach for the rest of the trip. There an old dock kind of fencing in ...  more »
  • The beach was very nice and parking was very close! Beach chair rental was reasonable but there is a limited amount so keep that in mind. The water stays very shallow for a long ways out which makes i...  more »

Plan your trip to Key West

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Key West by other users

6 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: January, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Key West BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Miami & Key West BY A USER FROM RUSSIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Florida Keys & Miami BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Florida Keys BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Florida Keys BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans