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Address: Old Town Key West, Key West, FL

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Nice playground near the beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Higgs is obviously is one of THE beach for both residents and tourists. More compact but closer to downtown Key West, it is just right for an afternoon of relaxation and sun. Key West has to import its sand so Higgs does not have great texture, but it is OK. Not too crowded on the beach and pretty good parking.... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nice, pretty big, clean beach. Not as big as Smathers, but still decent size. There's a restaurant, Salute I believe, to eat, drink, and people watch. Always enjoy coming here when in KW.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great beach and atmosphere. Not quite like South Beach but has some good areas and trees. Nice place to chill with family and kids.

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