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“nasty contaminated water”
Review of Higgs Beach

Higgs Beach
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
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Key West, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nasty contaminated water”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

most of the time its filled with homeless (good population of KW) people causing problems there for its not relaxing and the water is always merky and usually has alot of seaweed that stinks very few days is it calm relaxing clear and inviting

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Summerland Key
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“not so good”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

water seems dirty and beach bottom is slimy and rocky....the best part of the beach is Salute Restaurant

Visited August 2012
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Virginia
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103 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Higgs Beach has beautiful water. There was not much seaweed when we went, and the water is shallow and beautiful. It has a rocky entrance, as do most beaches in the Keys, but it's not bad. Once in the water, it is sandy and great for relaxing or for kids. Farther out you could probably snorkel over the seagrass beds. They have bathroom facilities and showers for rinsing. Salute Restaurant is next to it, but there is not a beach stand for quick food. Sand was pretty and not dirty. I liked it better that Fort Taylor, because you didn't have to pay. Plenty of parking as well.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Seaweed and Smell”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Seaweed everywhere. Water was dirty and smelled. Didn't feel safe. Lots of parking available. Restaurant nearby. Probably a great beach if it was cleaned up. Overall disappointed.

Visited August 2012
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“NO sand beach”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

OK Key wast has no beaches. This "beach" is a bed of coral smooth but where do you sit. you walk across smooth rock coral to a long pier and then climb down a ladder to get into the water. Now the water is absolutely gorgeous, So it kind of makes up for the no sand thing. Oh and it is owned by a hotel so if you are staying somewhere else ask if they have beach privildges as this is privat. Our B and B had vouchers.

Visited July 2012
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