Bahia Honda State Park is full of beauty, history and sandy beaches. This Florida Keys state park is one of Florida’s beachfront gems. White sugar sand beaches, emerald waters and year round fun, Bahia Honda State Park is truly one of Florida’s best secret getaways.
Located just 12 mile south of Marathon Key on US 1 at mile marker 36.8, Bahia Honda State Park is an island paradise. Don’t worry about booking overseas flight tickets and grabbing your passport, this tropical paradise is all American.
A diver and snorkeler’s paradise, Bahia Honda State Park is the perfect place to explore ocean reefs; swim in crystal clear waters or just relax, floating on the ocean waves. Bahia Honda has some of the best snorkeling opportunities in the Florida Keys.
Best of all, it’s the perfect place for beginners to snorkel and explore the reefs. Even if you’ve never snorkeled before, Bahia Honda State Park is the perfect place because the water never gets deeper than 4-6 feet. Just a few hundred feet offshore, reefs of coral, tropical fish and other gorgeous ocean life await.
Swimming and snorkeling in Bahia Honda State Park are one of the best ways to see all of the amazing underwater wildlife that lives in the aquatic preserve. Queen Conchs, Spiny lobsters and a myriad of tropical fish await all swimmers who enter these tame waters off of the bottom of Florida’s peninsula.
Even if you’re not into swimming, you can still have a blast at Bahia Honda State Park. There are three nature trails within the park. One of the best trails in the park is in the Calusa area of the island. It offers a view from the old Bahia Honda Bridge. This bridge was once the only way to the island, built by Henry Flagler in 1905. This railroad bridge served as a gateway for the rich and famous from Miami Beach and beyond.
Camping here can be any way you like it. Whether by RV, in a tent, renting a cabin or driving in a boat to the marina and renting a slip, it’s going to be one of the best camping experiences ever. Full facilities include electric, water, showers, laundry and even a restaurant. For more information on this wonderful Florida State Park, visit the website here.