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Bay side at Bahia Honda State Park

This is a pretty but small beach on the bay side at Bahia Honda. It is close to the concessions and the short hike up to top of the bridge where you can get incredible panoramic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Dave F
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a pretty but small beach on the bay side at Bahia Honda. It is close to the concessions and the short hike up to top of the bridge where you can get incredible panoramic views of the bay and ocean. Can get pretty packed as the beach is fairly small but pretty. Head over to the ocean side... More 

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the bayside beach at Bahia. Narrow strip of sand with five picnic table shelters. Arrive early to get a coveted spot. Highway noise is constant so don't count on napping. Next to parking, concessions and nature center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Take a break on this beautiful beach, snorkel, build sand castles. Bathroom, showers, snacks available for purchase. Great for families, Pay state park admission to get to the beach

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

A lovely beach with a great view. We came close to sunset. My son loves trains and he enjoyed the bridges very much. The water was warm and calm. Kinda cloudy though. Great sand beach which is hard to find in the keys. Not a lot of people when we were there in May. Totally worth stoping to see!

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1 Thank mengel1130
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is part of the state park beaches at Bahia Honda state park. It is the one closest to the concessions. Usually much cleaner that the other Sandspur beach. We think it is the best for the young children very shallow and calm. Great Sunset view. As locals we use the beaches there often. Do not forget the sun-screen and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Went here with the girlfriend our second day in the Keys and didn't find a better beach outside Key West while there. Unlike the other beaches, Calusa has space to to walk around and enjoy the view. Less people here during peak time and lots of parking. Gorgeous.

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6 Thank Ivan S
newburgh, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This is a small beach at Bahia Honda where the water is shallow & calm. This trip, I only went to Bahia Honda at dusk to watch the sunset & it was breathtaking being able to get both bridges in my pictures!

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3 Thank mfox2814
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This beach is nice with a great shallow area for wading or swimming, and calm enough for small children. My friends and I played frisbee in the water. We enjoyed watching the pelicans dive for fish and the sunset behind the Seven Mile Bridge. Great beach, would definitely go back.

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torrington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This beach is part of bahia honda state park, good for kids and swimming. Less wave action on this side of park.

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Summerland Key
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a sheltered beach and is great when the wind whips up from the Atlantic side (it's on the gulf side). It's a nice little swimming beach - not much to see when snorkeling, though.

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