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Higgs Beach

Old Town Key West, Key West, FL
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Ranked #49 of 83 Attractions in Key West
Type: Beaches
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Lexington, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not a beach person but I think these beach as a beach, is probably okay. I came here to teach the kids to snorkel and for that reason Higgs Beach is superb. The beach is surrounded by a dilapidated steel breakwater that shelters it from any wave action. The bottom gently slopes to a maximum depth of around 8... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This lovely historical beach, captured the essence of a tranquil moment ,in the midst of the breathtaking ones to be had in Key West. You can walk and walk out into the oceans depth.

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Naples, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Key West is not known for its beaches since it is a surfaced coral reef island. However, this beach has sand deep to the water's edge, rental umbrellas and chairs, and beach front eatery. We visited while staying at the Casa Marina. But as for beaches goes, it's small and very average otherwise.

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We walked a lot to find a beach to cool off. It was a hot, steamy day in September when we visited. Higgs Beach was nice. There were not a lot of people here and the water was cool and had a beautiful view. I even saw a small stingray in the water. I highly recommend this beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Best beach we found in Key West. Less sea weed that the others (Smathers, etc.) and good shallow water with some fish. Saw quite a few fish swimming in schools. Enjoyed the large sand bars. One problem was (and this was everywhere we found) was sand was only a few inches thick and it was impossible to plant a beach... More

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great beach and very shallow. We all enjoyed just sitting in the water and visiting. The pier was close and we watched the kids jumping in and laughing. Paddleboards and umbrellas for rent. Beach was free.

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Surprise, Arizona
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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Plenty of free parking, water sports available, nice pier to walk out on + for water entry, great snorkel spot--especially under the pier + at higher tide. Nice shade areas under the palm trees altho you still need sun screen--I got really burned, must have been from the water reflection.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Coming from Pensacola Beach there is hard to find a nicer beach. With that said we love coming to Higgs beach when in KW. They clean the beaches around sunrise every morning to get rid of a lot of the seaweed that has washed up. It has a nice pier you can go down with stairs in 2 locations to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was hands down my favorite beach to go to. The sandy white beach was nice and was not over crowded the water was also nice as there was a pier that we could walk out on to get past the seaweed which wasn't that bad to begin with. The restroom facility were very clean but weren't very big. Overall... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I were staying down the street at The Grand Guesthouse. We came to Higgs twice at sunset to BBQ. The beach is clean, bathrooms nearby, and it has a beautiful view. Can't wait to go again.

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