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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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  • September 21, 2017
    Probably to avoid this beach on the weekend. We found totally crowded, hardly a place for a small towel. The beach is much visited by Einheimischen.Obdachlose can also be found. You can park free of charge in the immediate vicinity at the Strand.Das water is really very shallow, warm, rather unsuitable for swimming.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Not my type of beach as I like clean and clear with manicured sand. So...I would not go to this beach again. Good if you just want to cool off and see some fish.  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    We had bad luck with the weather. Thereby we will not have seen as it should. But there were enough activities and also for eating and drinking there was enough. Yet we prefer to smathers beach
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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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