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“best beach in the keys!”

Bahia Honda State Park and Beach
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Dolphin Research Center and Florida Keys Tour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 July 2008

I love this beach! It's never super crowded and it's so natural. A lot of wildlife to see. Rent a kayak early in the morning and you'll see all kinds of fish and animals. We saw rays, tons of fish, birds, and even a little shark. The only bad thing about this beach is the seaweed that tends to build up on the shore. This is compensated by the fact however, that you can wade out really far into the clear water and just hang out on a sandbar.

6  Thank Nicole R
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Reviewed 14 July 2008

This was the best beach I've ever visited! It was uncrowded, the sand was soft, the waves were gentle and the water temperature was perfect! Even the restrooms were clean! If Heaven has a beach, it probably looks like this. My family was sad to leave. If you want a serene and beautiful beach experience, do come here. We can't wait to go back!!

5  Thank damommyross
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Reviewed 7 July 2008

This is a great beach even for non swimmers. You will be literally walk into ocean ateast 15-20 feet from shore with no waves. Be sure to take your snorkel out there. Excellent! Highly recommended over key west beaches.

3  Thank umokan
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Reviewed 2 July 2008

This just plain beautiful, campsites are great, however some don't have enough shade and could get really hot. Reservations need to be made way ahead of time, maybe 6 months or a year in advance. They have some problems with seaweed, so just check with park staff before heading that way- it can get really stinky and attracts bunch of bugs. The facilities are clean and nice and staff are friendly.

2  Thank lulrest
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Reviewed 13 June 2008

This park is the best one I have been to. The beaches are amazing and they are still the way they were 100 years ago. I went snorkeling for the first time last year in Bahia Honda and without realizing stayed at the beach for 8 hours. My back was severely burned, therefore I recommend reapplying sunscreen throughout the day, and wearing a white shirt while snorkeling! The campsites were spacious, I had a very large cottage style tent with a smaller 4 person tent and a gazebo set up with a lot of leftover room. Not to mention the electrical and water hookups were a blessing. Don't even bother bringing stuff to entertain yourself or a clock. My family and I woke up at sunrise and went to sleep at sunset. Also don't leave your food in a cooler at night, because there are raccoons that will enter your campsite at 3 am and take your bacon and eggs, as it did happen to me!This park is truly an amazing place to visit and is to me the ideal vacation spot.

2  Thank jenn92
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