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Address: Old Town Key West, Key West, FL

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Was quiet

Very quiet and very small but it is a place you can relax and see the horizon. It was beautiful and calming. It is worth the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Norman, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Higgs Beach just wasn't our type of beach. My daughter and I visited the Keys this past week, and we like beaches more along the lines of Calusa, where the water is calm and clear instead of choppy and full of seaweed. We didn't stay long, as neither of us really wanted to get in the water. I watched people... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very quiet and very small but it is a place you can relax and see the horizon. It was beautiful and calming. It is worth the trip.

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Winchester, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We liked that they had vending as well as a restaurant (beach concession type food) The bathrooms were surprisingly clean and you can change in them. There is a museum within walking distance and tennis courts across the street as well as a rather worn down dog park. There is beach volleyball and car/umbrella rental as well. Parking can be... More 

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Seattle, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Saw this beach while on the Conch Train tour and decided to come back afterwards with the kids. You can rent chairs and there's a playground so it seemed good for the kids. It was a little rocky getting in - noticed some people were walking out the dock and down the steps, which might have helped us. After we... More 

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You really don't come to Key West for the beaches...but this one wasn't bad. A bit pricey for the chair rental. Make sure you bring beach/water shoes. It is so rocky you can't go in the water Barefoot

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This cute little beach is situated on the east side of the Key. It's one of the larger beaches and tucked away behind a residential neighborhood with a large Waldorf Astoria hotel next to it (and fenced off beachfront). The area is small as there aren't many beaches on the Key, but there's pool chairs that are available to rent... More 

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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