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Bahia Honda State Park and Beach

Opens in 12 min: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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36850 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, FL 33043-3517
+1 305-872-2353
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was unseasonable cool for the keys and quite windy, but this little state park is good in almost any weather. The exception was the recent hurricane that snapped some trees, destroyed some shelters, and damaged the camp ground. Take time to look for wildlife...More

Thank ReefWatch
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great park, you can swim on either the Atlantic side or Gulf side. We decided on the gulf side due to the sea grass on the Atlantic side. It was $9.00 for 2 people to enter the park which was very reasonable compared to what...More

Thank I8986XGrebeccas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a lot of time last winter planning our trip to FL and down to Key West. The pictures online were amazing and it lived up to the hype. We were in search of the clear turquoise water and we found it here. Only...More

Thank FLSeasidedreaming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really good place to go swimming! You get either the Atlantic side or the Gulf. On the Gulf side, they have a swimming area marked off, so you don't have to worry about the currents. The water was warm and fun to...More

Thank tommysaxboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Snorkeling was great. I am quite certain I saw a crocodile. I asked the fish and wildlife person he said it was unlikely but not unheard of. I saw a video of a crocodile from two years ago on bahia honda.

Thank xjkbbls .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water here is very clear and really pleasant for swimming, the problem is there is sea grass everywhere and this is not acceptable. They can't control the sea grass in the water, but let's get serious the beach area needs to be cleaned. There...More

Thank QueenB88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Veeeery nice beach! There are lots of them when you take road no 1, but this one is special. Nice blue water, very gentle sand

Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to snorkle and took another visitors advice to try the Atlantic side. There was at least a 6' drop and how the park handled it was to put limestone rocks along the edge. With no signs or visible way to get down we...More

2  Thank njTravelJunkie222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was only one beach open which had sea grass a few feet into the water. There was not a great place to swim. Lots of sea grass along the Atlantic side, the person collecting money tells you there are beaches open.....but truly who wants...More

Thank 35jacquelinej
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Sadly there is still a lot of hurricane debris that needs to be cleaned up on the Atlantic side. The gulf side was fine.

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3 November 2018|
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Response from david l | Reviewed this property |
There are only certain dates you can lobster trap in Florida. If you do see this at any time you can call 911 and ask to report it to the game warden
16 October 2018|
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Response from david l | Reviewed this property |
It is not apparantly with dead fish but testing shows that the water still contains contaminants... this happens about every 20 years..
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22 July 2018|
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Response from 116sibylleb | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can tell everything on Calusa Beach is open. They put up new restrooms, showers and lockers. Of course you still can see some of the devastation, since the vegetation does not grow this fast. The south side... More