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Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park is a national reserve located in the southernmost corner of the state. The special attraction of this place in the USA is its luxurious beaches. The peculiarity of the park lies in its island location.

Bahia Honda State Park — Florida sunset photo — American ButlerFeatures of the reserve

Amazing sunsets and a unique water world, opening up the possibilities of inspiring creation and adventure in the underwater kingdom, attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Locals also love this park, because in the Bahia Honda park you can do so many things:

  • relax from the stuffy metropolis in the shade of palm trees and other trees;
  • arrange small and large picnics with friends and loved ones;
  • swim in the crystal clear water and relax, basking in the warm rays of the southern sun;
  • catch unique fish — there are a huge number of species here;
  • You can also rent kayaks and swim in the coastal waters, or take snorkeling gear and go to enjoy the reefs.

It is interesting to see the railway, which was never completed. The national park offers many types of recreation to all people who decide to spend a day or two here. And the first one on the list is equipped camping.

Bahia Honda Key history

The first mention of the park dates back to the end of the 19th century. More precisely, even the island itself Bahia Honda Key. At this time, the island belonged to the Henry Flagler railway concern. At the beginning of the next century, it was planned to build a railway. And it was successfully completed, but only in 1935 it was demolished by a hurricane.

A little later, the remains of this road were renamed “US-1” and became a real historical monument. The surviving part of the railway bridge has become a local attraction with which you can explore the surroundings.

Bahia Honda State Park — island kayak and canoe rental photo — American Butler

Beaches of the Bahia Honda National Park

You can enjoy all the splendor on one of the beaches. Kalusa, for example, which lies in the northwestern part of the island and occupies a small territory. However, in picturesqueness, all other places are inferior to him! Saunas are available.

The second Loggerhead beach is located on the opposite side of the island. Its main attraction is the beach spit, which takes place a couple of meters from the coast.

Sandspur is the beach that occupies the largest area of the island. It is located in the southern part, closer to the east. There are large pavilions with all amenities.

Bahia Honda State Park — photo of trees and bridges in the USA — American ButlerCamping in the park

Currently, the reserve has three different types of camping. You can reserve the territory on any area:

  • Parking and large camping. In this area you can relax with all amenities. Water communications are held here and there is an own electric network, as well as tables for organizing the most comfortable picnic. For lovers of water treatments, there is a sauna. And, of course, there are all sanitary facilities. The plot is adjacent to the promenade and is equipped with additional water parking for boats.
  • Small and picturesque camping. This area is characterized by small areas to be booked. They offer the most luxurious views of the water and the Bahia Honda Park. There is a plot in a deciduous forest. Transport is not allowed here. All platforms are equipped with small tables and electricity, water communications.
  • The most unusual and inexpensive campsite offers small places and a complete lack of electricity. There is a cold shower and bath, you can visit the bathhouse in the area of the large tent city, which is located very close.

Boat rental

On each Bahia Honda State Park beach, you can rent not only small boats and boats for walking along the coast, but also real sailboats! Here opens the passage to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic.

There are a couple of piers in the reserve where a variety of boats are parked. Nineteen of them can be rented at any time of the day. Available for order and night boat options. In order not to lose money and have time to take the boat, you must book it in advance.

If large vessels do not attract you, then you can ride on the waters of the park in small boats — kayaks and canoes. They can also be rented. Miami residents often come here with their own transport. Most boats descend from the pier at Loggerhead Beach. There is also a special parking for personal kayaks and canoes. This type of relaxation is suitable for calm, balanced people who are not looking for excessive adrenaline. The measured rowing through the park waters will help to come to harmony with oneself and will allow the soul to relax from the bustle of the city!

Photo of Bahia Honda Key and old Florida railroad bridge — American Butler

Route Features

A visit to the Bahia Honda Park will be an unforgettable journey both on the water and in the depths of the island. In total, the park has two large trails — the Silver Palm Road, which stretches in the southeast, and the road to the top of the Old Bridge.

The route is first described in guidebooks, which can be easily purchased at any stall in the park. And the second road is in the south-west and she doesn’t really need a guide. She offers to get acquainted with the amazing views of tropical butterflies!

Traveling in the park can take several days, because this is the only way to consider all the secret places in this territory.

Additional Information
Address 36850 Overseas Highway (MM 37) Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Phone + 1-305-872-3210
Cost

entrance

  • Car up to 8 passengers: $8.00;
  • pedestrian, cyclist: $2.00;
  • car, motorcycle (one passenger): $4.00.

House rental:

  • May 1 - October 31: $120.00 / night + tax + non-refundable reservation fee $6.70;
  • November 1 - April 30: $120.00 / night + tax + $6.70.

Rental camping places:

  • $36.00 / night + tax + $6.70.
Mode of operation The park is open 7 days a week, 08:00 am until sunset.
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