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Address: Old Town Key West, Key West, FL

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Jimmy Buffett

Higgs Beach wasn't on our radar! I am a huge Buffett fan and went to the beach when we found out Jimmy Buffett was doing a limited private concert in Key West. Was SO So bummed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I've visited Higgs on many occasions throughout the years, but last month was my first as a mom. Looking to take a relaxing stroll away from Duval? This is your spot. Have kids and looking for a great little playground? It's here. There's always been a vibe of old Key West nuttiness combined with the tourist transient feeling. It's an... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Higgs Beach wasn't on our radar! I am a huge Buffett fan and went to the beach when we found out Jimmy Buffett was doing a limited private concert in Key West. Was SO So bummed I didn't see him in person but Higgs Beach was FANTASTIC!! Had such a great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great beach with great restaurant right on it - Salute. Perfect spot for photos, especially when we were there at sunset ---- beautiful. Relatively easy walk from Duval but worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Maybe it was a slow morning, but this beach was very nice and not crowded. There are two playgrounds nearby. The one just adjacent to the beach is newer and has a nice sun canopy. Across the street is an older playground. My kids liked that playground but it got too hot for them quickly. This is a great spot... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a great time photographing birds of all sorts and watching the pelicans dive for breakfast. Great vibe in the area and lots of parking.

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Winchester, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to Higgs beach in February on our last trip. We usually opt for Fort Zach but wanted to try something new. It is very crowded and not as pretty or clean as Fort Zach. The option for drinks and food are also not as appealing as the little snack shack at Fort Zach. We will definitely stick with... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Higgs Beach is very close to the White Street Pier, West Martello Tower, AIDS Memorial, and African American Memorial. It is a small beach. We did not swim, but enjoyed people watching. The restaurant is operated by the owners of a Blue Heaven, so I am sure good. (Especially if they have their Key Lime Pie.)

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Bismarck ND
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The part of the beach that we were on didn't even have a beach. It had a large sandy area to sit then it had a huge rock wall with some steps down the water which was filled with sea weed. Maybe it was high tide and that's why there was no beach but we were not impressed and drove... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

In the past I have avoided this beach due to the vagrants who used to sit in the pavillions all day long. Homelessness is a big issue in Key West & it used to annoy me that in the past I couldn't even stip to get something to eat & enjoy it sitting down at a bench at the beach.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Higgs Beach is a very clean, nice beach. Period. Bathroom facilities are on the grounds. Vendor machine for drinks is available, bike racks and there is a restaurant right there as well. They have this great boardwalk that goes into the ocean that you can walk, sit and relax on.

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