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Higgs Beach–Astro City Playground

Higgs Beach–Astro City Playground Review

This Monroe County park with its groomed pebbly sand is a popular sunbathing spot. A nearby grove of Australian pines provides shade, and the West Martello Tower provides shelter should a storm suddenly sweep in. Kayak and beach-chair rentals are available, as is a volleyball net. The beach also has a marker and cultural exhibit commemorating the gravesite of 295 enslaved Africans who died after being rescued from three South America–bound slave ships in 1860. Across the street, Astro City Playground is popular with young children. Amenities: parking, toilets, water sports. Best for: swimming, snorkeling.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Atlantic Blvd., between White and Reynolds Sts. Key West, FL 33040 | Map It
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 6 am–11 pm
  • Location: Key West
Updated: 03-26-2013

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