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Address: Old Town Key West, Key West, FL

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Too touristy

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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74 helpful votes 74 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you must get to the beach or into the water, this is a fine choice. Chairs are available for a fee. We brought our own cooler of snacks and drinks. The beach was okay, but very crowded (try Fort Zachary instead). Water visibility is poor, so snorkeling is best done elsewhere (like Hawaii or Cayman). That having been said,... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The beach was sandy and had a gentle slope into the water, but it was full of seagulls as well as their droppings; it didn't seem very clean. However, we did enjoy walking down the long pier.

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