Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Florida
36850 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, Florida 33043| Map |
Bahia Honda is an island in the lower Florida Keys. The island is virtually uninhabited, being home to the 524-acre Bahia Honda State Park that occupies most of the island. The channel at the island's west end is one of the deepest natural channels in the Florida Keys.
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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On-site activities include beach access, snorkeling, camping, canoeing and more.
Address: 36850 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, Florida 33043| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am - sunset More Info
Price: $8 entry fee per vehicle, $2 fee for pedestrians or bicycles More Info
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Natural beachFlag review
This was a favorite for my family and I. If you're looking for the perfect sandy beach you'll have to look elsewhere. The beach is natural meaning that the beach is covered in seaweed. If you can deal with the seaweed the water is worth it. The water clarity is great especially compared to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. It's a great place to snorkel. My nine year old did nothing but that. There's restrooms and showers on both sides of the park. There are covered picnic tables so bring drinks and snacks. There's also access to the old seven mile bridge and kayak rentals.
Tips for Families
There's a lot of seaweed. There's a lot of sea grass in most areas. Don't forget snorkeling gear. Bring lots of sunscreen and a waterproof camera. There's not much wave movement making it great for young children and babies.
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Shallow, clear, warm water and white sand (*under* the water, not a lot of sand above water on the beach though.. haha) Kids love it, and it's very family friendly. Go to the concession stand on sign up for the snorkeling tour out to Looe Reef .. It's like $30 (+$10 for gear if you need it) .. A 3 hour tour, about 1 1/2 hours ...
Decent beach for little kids to enjoy the knee high waters. This is not the place to go snorkeling unless you purchase the tour that takes you out to the reef a few miles out. Thick seaweed covers 98 percent of the water and I personally did...
Beautiful Natural beach, warm turquoise colored water, nearly like being in a bath. The water got cooler the further into the ocean we went. The kids enjoyed snorkeling and catching hermit crabs. The ...