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“Nice place for Kayaking!”

Curry Hammock State Park
Ranked #12 of 49 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We have never really hung out on the Beach here but it was nice & clean. Smaller than Bahia Honda or Sombrero Beaches.

We went Kayaking twice while Vacation in Mid-July. Once you get in the shallows if you are a Shark person, Like me! Then this is the place to be. We saw 2 Bonnetheads & countless Baby Nurse Sharks. The Bonnets were probably babies as well but they do not get very big so it was hard to tell. We also saw several baby Eagle Rays & 2 baby Southern Sting Rays. One of the Eagle Rays FLEW under our Kayaks! It was so cool!

If you take the long route, which they will show you in the office then there is what I like to call now, Cormorant Island. There were at least a 100 of them. We also saw an Osprey & Pelican & another bird I did not know what it was. The water is calm while in between the Islands.

So if you love Nature, & want to see Wildlife then Kayak here! The last time we went was back in 2011 & I am sad we haven't been back until now, this will be a yearly thing for us as long as we vacation to the Keys.

Keep in mind it was July, so there's more activity with baby animals, so sightings could be different :)

3  Thank Butterflykey
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Went here in April and loved the small and quiet campground. Not a lot of traffic and the beach was very private. Clean bathrooms and well kept up. We have camped all around Florida but havent been able to get in the Keys. Glad we booked 9 months in advance because its always full. That should tell you how nice it is. Will go back and stay longer next time.

Thank mesharks
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We just returned from a 4 night stay in our RV. Love this place for privacy between sites, large sites, being very quite, and ran by management extremely well. All the camp hosts were extremely friendly and helpful! Comfort Station/Showers are very clean and well kept. Crabs everywhere were fun to watch and we even saw an Iguana one day. It rained alot while we were there and I noticed sites 26, 27, 28 seemed to flood and not dry up as well as the other sites. If you plan to bring your bikes and have small children, apparently you cannot ride around the loop, there is a bike trail specifically for riding which does not appear close by. Also, if you are looking for a great beach to swim, this is not the place. Water is gorgeous but nobody swam in it due to the "muck" factor. We really didn't mind and drove down to Bahia Honda for great swimming and snorkeling! Sombrero Beach is also close. Otherwise, the beach makes for a beautiful short walk, watching of wildlife and kiteboarders or go kayaking. Overall a great place for our family and we will be coming back!

1  Thank Carrie M
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We camped here for a week and it was wonderful. The campground hosts were a bit overbearing but I guess they just run a tight ship. Lol. Our site was waterfront and we had an amazing view of turquoise waters!

The beach is not very deep, but not bad. The sulfer odor was a bit unpleasant at the beach. It was stinky seaweed. The water is not swimable. It's very shallow and if you walk more than 10 ft off the beach you sink into 6-8 inches of muck. There are lots of snails and hermit crabs for the kids to play with.

The playground is closed for renovations?

The is a nice bike path directly across rt 1 that goes forever with nice sights and nature viewing.

They rent kayaks and the kayaking is pretty amazing. There is an area that is like a mangrove tunnel that kayaking through was fantastic!

Birds were plentiful. The giant blue land crabs were a sight to be seen as well as the giant iguanas roming our campsite!

Overall this was an amazing trip. The beach / water was the only negative about Curry Hammock. Its About an hour ride to key west. There is a great beach about 9 miles away called sombrero beach. Go there to swim!

1  Thank ChrisMerliss
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stopped here on the way back from the Keys hoping to find a picturesque beach. It was anything but that. A little ways back from the road. Paid $7 for a family of 4. A patch of area for a beach. The water was not inviting. The bathroom area was swarming with wasps so we couldn't even get up the stairs to use it. We got back in the car and left and stopped in Key Largo.

1  Thank sharon2girls
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