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Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys

December 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Travel

Bahia Honda State Park has something very unusual for the Florida Keys. It\’s got a beach. And a really beautiful one as well. Add to it nice camping sites and you\’ve got the recipe for a Florida Keys camping paradise. Let\’s discover why.

Though the Florida Keys are islands in the sun, natural beaches are very exceptional indeed. Why? Largely since the turquoise waters that surround the Keys are so calm, the sand does not get an opportunity to build up. Bahia Honda has, no doubt about it, the most beautiful beach in the Florida Keys, and probably the best in the Sunshine State.

Swimming is a popular pastime at Bahia Honda State Park. The turquoise waters are warm, being in the upper seventies to the low 80s nearly all of the year. In addition, the waters are quite clear. Though the beach faces out to the Atlantic, unless there\’s a storm out in the ocean, the waters are tranquil.

Along with swimming, snorkeling is a large draw to Bahia Honda State Park. The same peaceful, clear turquoise waters that invite swimming are superb for exploring the undersea kingdom. Plus, if you\’d like to have a treat, take a snorkeling tour from Bahia Honda out to Looe Key and visit the coral reef.

Kayaking, canoeing and boating are additionally on the list of fun things to do at the park. There\’s a small marina and a ramp for boats. If you\’ve somehow mislaid your boat, you can rent a kayak from the park\’s concession stand. The serene waters are fantastic for exploring the nooks and crannies of the key, particularly on the Gulf side.

Don\’t forget Florida Keys camping. From tents to RVs to renting one of their seaside cabins, all sorts of camping are available at Bahia Honda. Here\’s a caution: call ahead to reserve a camping spot or particularly one of the air-conditioned cabins. Because as you could imagine, a beach cottage in this Florida paradise has quite a waiting list.

Bahia Honda State Park is located in the lower Florida Keys, a bit south and west of Seven Mile Bridge. One stop here and you will understand why they call the Florida Keys the American Caribbean. Or just call it Paradise.

So come on down and stay a spell. The weather lovely and the natives are friendly. And once you are here, you\’ll have to agree that it\’s paradise found at Bahia Honda State Park in the lower Florida Keys.

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