The entry fee of $2.50 was unexpected, but it didn't dissuade us from visiting the beach. The food concessions and umbrella/lounge concessions were quite handy. Based on our observations, the sunsets would be great here. We walked from downtown Key West in the afternoon heat, so the trip would have been simpler by car. I wasn't impressed by the sandy beach because of all of the rocks, coral fragments, and pebbles. It was not a wide expanse of white sand like we were hoping for. However the trees that fringed the beach offered some respite from the sun if you so desired. Rest rooms were also available.
Coral formations just off of the beach offered some nice snorkeling based on comments we heard. So, the bottom line is this......depending on your beach interests, this state park has much to offer. Everyone we observed seemed to be having a good time on a nice sunny day.
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