Bahia Honda State Park
Know Before You Go
Due to the park's popularity, the park may close when it reaches maximum capacity in its day use areas. During these temporary closures, arriving visitors will be asked to return later. We recommend arriving early on weekends and holidays. Shade is limited on our sandy beaches. We suggest bringing umbrellas or sunshades or renting them from our concessionaire. The concession offers chairs, snorkeling equipment, kayak rentals, and a variety of snacks and lunches.
Welcome to Bahia Honda State Park
Along with its iconic Florida Keys scenery, sandy beaches, gin-clear waters and magnificent sunsets, the park is known for balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round.
Henry Flagler’s bold effort to build a railroad to Key West in the early 1900s turned the remote island of Bahia Honda Key into a tropical destination.
Along with its iconic Florida scenery — palm-lined beaches, gin-clear waters and magnificent sunsets — the park is known for balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round.
The park is an excellent place to observe wading birds and shorebirds, and introduces nature lovers to the island’s plants and animals.
Kayaks and snorkeling gear can be rented, and boat trips to the reef for snorkeling excursions are available.
Plan Your Visit
Stargazing at Bahia Honda
Snorkeling at Bahia Honda
Bahia Honda Restoration Efforts
Monitoring Sea Turtle Nests in Florida's State Parks
Bahia Honda State Park Photo Gallery
Sandspur campground, west view from the beach.
Sandspur campground, west view from road.
Great egret at Bahia Honda State Park, by Thomas Calella.