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Higgs Beach, Key West

(2.7/5 based on 500+ 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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  • Key west has NO natural beaches. All sand is brought in to create some very small beach-like areas. This beach is close to a couple others. Restrooms were horrid. If you went into the ocean, you were ...  more »
  • We enjoyed several days on this beach. It was located close to our cottage on South Street. There is a vendor that rents chairs and umbrellas for the day. One of the staff-members was a bit overzealou...  more »
  • We went down Duval Street to get to this beach that seemed very popular. 37 degree celsius, it was hot and there was a lot of people and the beach was very small. We couldn't leave bathing from the beach because there was a lot of algae in the water and on the edge of the water. We had to go in the water from the dock. Finally, we took a taxi and sum back to the car. Key West is a tourist city. For our part, the trip wasn't worth punishment. 4: 00 to go, 4 h back. $ 32 us parking. Tiny Beach, a lot of restaurant and store. No place to sit where we freshen in the air conditioning. Very disappointing.
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