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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An essential stop on one of America's greatest road trips, Bahia Honda lets you get up close and personal with some of the bluest water you'll see without having to fly to the Caribbean. We made... Read more

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A very cool state park in the lower Keys.... This park has all the things that the lower Keys have to offer except the bars..... Basically beach and water.... Came here and rented a camp... Read more

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Gorgeous park with beautiful beaches! I went on a Saturday over a holiday weekend and it wasn't packed. You have to pay $4 to park and you can go to any of the beaches in the park. They... Read more

Bahia Honda State Park

36850 Overseas Hwy
Big Pine Key, Florida
33043 USA

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