Friends of Bahia Honda
Loggerhead Plantings

The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park are commited to helping the park make safety and quality improvements. 

Loggerhead Beach Dec 2018

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Loggerhead Beach Plantings

Why This Project?

Hurricane Irma destroyed so much in Bahia Honda State Park.  As the rebuilding of Loggerhead was near completion, it was determined plantings were necessary to repopulate the foliage in many areas.  One such area was near the pedestrian ramp at Loggerhead Beach. 

Loggerhead Beach Plantings

In this case the Friends of Bahia Honda State Park provided the volunteers to handle the plantings in December of 2018, while Key Largo Hammock Nursery donated the plants.  

Project Completion and Details

As seen in the after photo, the small plants thrived and have filled in the area, shoring up the dune.  

Loggerhead Beach July 2020

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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.

Become a Member

Membership

All membership categories receive12 days admission into the park for a period of one year on CSO (Citizen Support Organization) Appreciation Days, recognized every Saturday & Sunday of each month & at any CSO sponsored event. Individual membership allows member + 1 guest. Family membership allows member + up to 7 guests in the same vehicle. All members receive the quarterly newsletter, invitation to member only events and discounts to special events. The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, citizen support organization created to generate public awareness, education, financial support, preservation, and maintenance of our local state parks. Friends Trust: This fund accepts any monetary amount as a memorial or donation.

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