Friends of Bahia Honda 
Come See Our Park

Experience the breathtaking views offered by the florida keys.  Bahia Honda State Park, a vacation of a lifetime.

Welcome to Bahia Honda State Park

On the way to Key West, Bahia Honda offers the awestruck traveler the chance to ask “do I need to travel any further?”

Quick History

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.

Known for its iconic Florida scenery—palm-lined beaches, gin-clear waters and magnificent sunsets—visitors to the park enjoy balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round. Kayaks and snorkeling gear can be rented and boat trips to the reef for snorkeling excursions are available.

The park is also an excellent place to observe wading birds and shorebirds, while the Sand and Sea Nature Center introduces nature lovers to the island’s plants and animals.

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Current Foot Print

Bahia Honda State Park at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys has become a favorite destination for visitors to our island paradise. The park, encompassing over 500 acres and an offshore island offers some of the best snorkeling and beachcombing in Florida. The perfect and quiet getaway for the entire family.

The concession service provider offers a complete gift shop, snack bar, kayak rentals and daily snorkeling tours to the fabulous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. The concessions are operated by the Coral Reef Park Co.

Florida Healthy Beaches Program

NOTICE: Gov. DeSantis has directed parties accessing public beaches in the State of Florida to follow the CDC guidance by limiting their gathering to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet. Local authorities have been given discretion by the Governor to make decisions about whether public beaches should be closed. Some have closed their Ocean or Gulf beaches. 

This decision is made in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. Before you drive there, we suggest you visit the city or county webpage to see if they have closed their marine beach(es) for the next several weeks.


Volunteer and Bahia Honda State Park

If you are interested in volunteering for Bahia Honda State Park, please visit and click on Get Involved. There are many opportunities for volunteers in Florida State Parks, we couldn’t do it without great people like you.

Park Information


The park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown,
365 days a year.


$8 per vehicle

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36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key FL 33043

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