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.
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!!!
Although this spot has taken a beating from Irma they worked super hard to get it back in shape. With a boat ramp as well as a convenience store and some memorable views this spot is a must
For tent camping it was on the more expensive side compared to other places, but was a fairly nice campground. The restrooms and showers were fairly nice. Every camp site had water. There isn’t much to break wind, so it was quite windy every day. The view at sunset is very beautiful.
It’s a state park so no full hook ups. It has such beautiful scenery and in the ocean. It’s very hard to get a spot.
We camped in campsite#39 and I must say , we were really wedged in between two RV's. We had water and electric hook up , but the water spigot was so far away from our camper that even our long hose would not reach. So fill your tank up with water before you park your RV. The hurricane took out the bathrooms and bathhouse so they installed trailer bathrooms instead. I must say they were outstanding and the air conditioned bathrooms were very clean. The Atlantic side beach is closed and being restored but the gulf beach is open and it was hopping with people on the 4th of July. We took the snorkeling trip to Looe reef and booked it right at the marina in the park. 50 feet visability with lots of fish and fan coral. Don't miss it. At sunset we climbed up the old Bahia Honda bridge and saw great views of the island.