This review is mostly intended for a tent campers.
The traffic noise is very loud. The temporary toilets are one up from pit toilets. The smell is the same as a pit toilet. The temporary showers are very small and you must hold the chain down to get the water to flow. The state is rebuilding a bathhouse and I don't know when it will be completed. My tent was squished between two rv's. No fire pit just a grill. Bring food or expect to drive. I would wait until the campground is rebuilt before tent camping there. Campground is more geared towards RVs
Really quite nice….except we didnt have or buy any firewood. Mosquitoes are an army so bring something to shield or fight them off with, or have a fire…@ night which would help.
The views are phenomenal.
There are hot showers available. Away from our campsite was a nice swim are with kayaking and a gift shop. The park is well maintained and visited by so many different people from all over the world.
The privacy from 1 campsite to the other isn't the greatest but for settling to camp right by the ocean, it is well worth it.
Arrived at night, scored a site, had breakfast about 10-15 minutes drive off Hwy 1 at a place located off a marina on the West side of the highway.
Highly recommend this place!!
This place has it all. Snorkeling, beautiful beach, fishing, hiking, history, a little nature center… just everything. It is very difficult to reserve a site here, but if you can get one, you are in for one of your best camping experiences ever. We just loved it and I can't wait to go back there.
There are no boondocking sites in Key West so we started looking at State Parks. Bahia Honda was not only the best for camping but also I thought had the best swimming. The sites were a good size and the view was breathe taking.
This was an amazing campsite. I camped, bought local fish and grilled it on my site by the water. Amazing but reservations go fast.
Camping on the Bayside in Bahia Honda can get buggy at night, especially if there isn’t a breeze. The sites are a bit small but fit a 4 person tent. The facilities are clean.
It was a good place
I love this place! I always go at the end of May (yes it is HOT, but NO it is not busy) and while the space itself is breath taking, the location is great too and provides a lot of opportunity to explore all the keys. Be sure to catch the sunset on the bridge and get plenty of snorkeling in. The sand bar goes way out and there is SO much to see!
Be prepared for heat, rain and bugs! The tent sites are pretty basic but there are RV options as well. There are showers and restrooms.
- Purely natural
- Exquisite beaches
- Privacy between sites
- Best ever
This is a must if you are visiting the keys! The beach is pretty typical Keys - gorgeous but nothing special. What sets this beach apart is not only the picturesque bridge and walking trail, but also the opportunity for snorkeling and guided tours to the reef.
The snorkeling on the beach is good for beginners; you will mostly sea snails and small fish hiding in the sea grass. The park also offers several tours a day going out to a small reef off shore with snorkeling gear and fins available for rent. Be sure to pack reef-safe sunscreen!!!