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Bahia Honda State Park

36850 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, Florida 33043 USA

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RESTORATION EFFORTS ONGOING as of Jan 2019 We are still undergoing restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma, so portions of the park are not open to the public Check website for update The island is virtually uninhabited, being home to the Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961, the park occupies most of the island. The channel at the island's west end is one of the deepest natural channels in the Florida Keys. Henry Flagler’s bold effort to build a railroad to Key West in the early 1900s turned the remote island of Bahia Honda Key into a tropical destination. Known for its iconic Florida scenery—palm-lined beaches, gin-clear waters and magnificent sunsets—visitors to the park enjoy balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round. Kayaks and snorkeling gear can be rented and boat trips to the reef for snorkeling excursions are available. The park is also an excellent place to observe wading birds and shorebirds, while the Sand and Sea Nature Center introduces nature lovers to the island’s plants and animals. Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish, locally pronounced: BAY-ah HON-da [ˈbeɪə], also pronounced : Bah-EE-ah OWN-dah [ba'ia]) is an island in the lower Florida Keys. U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway) crosses the key at approximately mile markers 36-38.5, between Ohio Key and Spanish Harbor Key west of Marathon, close to the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge.

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Reviewed by
markevans

  • 9 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0

The tent campsites are located in a nice part of the park, although the beach isn't great (very rocky). The campsites are small-ish, but there are good showers, and it's a short drive to the concession store and the swimming beach. It's about a 45-minute drive to Key West where you will find good dining, snorkel trips and the famous sunset.

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zezettemaya007

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 12, 2014

An amazingly beautiful place! I go there with my family almost every christmas!

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Kathleen Olesinski

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 08, 2017
Rated 5.0

Beautiful

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Reviewed by
Powers7

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 16, 2016

It was beautiful here. There was minimal mosquitoes. I would stay here again.

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Reviewed by
Adam Shickley

  • 67 Reviews
  • 66 Helpful
July 06, 2016
Rated 5.0

This is an amazing state park. 3 white sand beaches. Concessions, snorkeling right from the beach. Fishing from the coastline. Isolated and natural. This place books fast. Get your reservations as early as you can! This is all the further I will go down into the Keys from now on. Blue waters, natural beaches, no waves as the flats are 3 miles wide.

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Keith Clark

  • 23 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
November 19, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great Park!!!!!! Very scenic.

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May 26, 2015

Henry Flagler's railroad to Key West turned the remote island of Bahia Honda Key into a tropical destination. Bahia Honda is known for beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and excellent snorkeling. Visitors can picnic on the beach and take a swim or relax and enjoy the balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round. Anglers can fish from shore or bring a boat and launch at the boat ramp. Kayaks and snorkeling gear can be rented. Boat trips to the reef for a snorkeling excursion are available. Bahia Honda is an excellent place to see wading birds and shorebirds. The nature center introduces nature lovers to the island's plants and animals. Full-facility campsites and vacation cabins are available.

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Bahia Honda State Park

36850 Overseas Hwy.
Big Pine Key, Florida
33043 USA

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
State park or forest
Back In RV Sites Count
29
Max Length
50 ft
Max Stay
14
Season End
Year Round
Season Start
Year Round
Sites Count
42
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Back In RV Sites
  • Cabin Sites
  • Firewood
  • Laundry
  • Potable Water
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Sites
  • Slide Outs
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
  • Water Hookup
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