Friends of Bahia Honda
Sandspur Trolly

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


Sandspur Trolley

Why This Project?

Hurricane Irma caused severe damage to Sandspur Beach, both the Day Use area and Campground.  We as an organization searched for a way to let visitors experience how Hurricane Irma took away so much and how Mother Nature filled in the area over the years since the hurricane.  We did this by offering our visitors an Interpretive tour of the park which included history, nature and the ability to walk part of the closed Sandspur Beach. 

Sandspur Trolley

Thanks to the supporters of the Friends of Bahia Honda State Park, we were able to purchase a "trolley", actually an 8-person golf cart at a cost of $10,000.  All tour guides were volunteers from the Friends of Bahia Honda.  

Project Completion and Details

We began running tours, with a suggested donation for each guest, in March 2018 and ended this very well received tour in February 2020 as construction at Sandspur began.  We generated significant funds for the organization.  The trolley will be used for other events throughout the year, volunteer training and the goal is to establish a new interpretive tour for our visitors in the future.

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


The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park is a not-for-profit, grass roots group of volunteers dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park.  We work closely with Bahia Honda State Park management and the Florida State Park Service to help accomplish these goals.  Friends of Bahia Honda State Park volunteers receive no monetary compensation for their services.  All donations go directly to the support of the park and related services including park facility and program improvements, special events and community outreach.

Your membership entitles you to 7 days of admission to the park for one year (each for one vehicle with up to 8 occupants), our newsletter, calendar and an invitation to membership meetings and member only special events. 

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