The Florida Keys Sights

Higgs Beach–Astro City Playground

  • Atlantic Blvd. Map It
  • Key West
  • Beach–Sight

Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's 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 grave site 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.

Sight Information


Atlantic Blvd., between White and Reynolds Sts., Key West, Florida, 33040, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 6 am–11 pm

Published 09/14/2015


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