The Florida Keys Sights

Bahia Honda State Park

  • 36850 Overseas Hwy. Map It
  • Bahia Honda Key
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Coast, Bahia Honda State Park, The Florida Keys, Florida, USA

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Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

Most first-time visitors to the region are dismayed by the lack of beaches—but then they discover Bahia Honda Key. The 524-acre park sprawls across both sides of the highway, giving it 2½ miles of fabulous sandy coastline. The snorkeling isn't bad, either; there's underwater life (soft coral, queen conchs, random little fish) just a few hundred feet offshore. Although swimming, kayaking, fishing, and boating are the main reasons to visit, you shouldn't miss biking along the 2½ miles of flat roads or hiking the Silver Palm Trail, with rare West Indies plants and several species found nowhere else in the nation. Along the way you'll be treated to a variety of butterflies. Seasonal ranger-led nature programs take place at or depart from the Sand and Sea Nature Center. There are rental cabins, a campground, snack bar, gift shop, 19-slip marina, nature center, and facilities for renting kayaks and arranging snorkeling tours. Get a panoramic view of the island from what's left of the railroad—the Bahia Honda Bridge.

Sight Information

Address:

MM 37 OS, 36850 Overseas Hwy., Bahia Honda Key, Florida, 33043, United States

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Phone:

305-872–2353

Sight Details:

  • $4.50 for single occupant vehicle, $8 for vehicle with 2–8 people, plus 50ȼ per person up to 8
  • Daily 8–sunset

Published 09/14/2015

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