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St. Augustine, Florida
August 28, 2006
From journal Discovering the Lower Florida Keys
August 18, 2006
From journal Key West with the Whole Family 2006
Great Falls, Virginia
April 4, 2005
From journal The Key to my Heart - Key West, Florida
Brighton, United Kingdom
March 21, 2002
My expectations of Bahia Honda were a little confused. I knew from our guidebook and the guy on the plane that the beach wasn’t exactly huge but, according to the in-flight magazine, it was rated amongst Conde Nast’s best US beaches.
Arriving at Bahia Honda the beach itself was easily overlooked, as your eye is drawn to the remains of the old road bridge. You can’t help but head up the severed bridge from where you have a great view of the turquoise waters, and the feat of civil engineering of Highway 1 linking together what appear to be little more than sand bars. In spite of the lack of creature comforts – this is just a road and a bridge that stops dead – it is mesmerising to sit as if on a high board watching the wheeling pelicans in the warm sea breeze.
Only as you turn to walk back down the road to ground level do you see from this vantage point what a jewel Bahia Honda is. Even on a slightly overcast day this narrow strip of land sparkled, a lush core of greenery surrounded by a skirt of bleached white sand set in a turquoise/jade sea.
Not being a beach babe, nor it being quite the season for it, the view of the beach was as good as it got for us. We walked down the seaward beach, a slender strip of sand narrowing to 2m in places, but found the going hard in a bank of prickly storm-tossed seaweed seemingly full of rotting fish. Where we could escape the smell, we were tormented by sand flies. With little to do but keep moving, we exhausted Bahia Honda’s charms within a couple of hours. I appreciate my description of the beach itself is not a particularly enticing scene, but on balance I would rather have seen this deserted out of season ‘real’ beach, than a groomed ‘artificial’ beach lined with beached sunbathers.
From journal Florida Keys out of season
July 9, 2002
The beaches are large, and the sand is smooth, with plenty of places to get away from other people. The water is clear and shallow, making shell spotting, fish spotting and off shore snorkeling fun and exciting. I can spend all day wandering in the water, looking for conch, and then waiting patiently to watch them move!
Kayaks are available for rental - $10.00 per hour for a single and $18.00 per hour for a double. Half day rates are also available.
Two or three snorkeling tours are available each day. This is a "must do" activity - you wil love it! The reef they go to (Looe Key reef located in the Marine Sanctuary about 12 miles off shore) is beautiful and the fish are plentiful and colorful. It is an easy snorkel trip for kids and adults. Prices are $25.95 for adults and $20.95 for children under 18. Equipment rental is $5.00.
You will love this place!
From journal Islamorada - Florida Keys' Secret Treasure
October 19, 2008
From journal The Fabulous Florida Keys
Saint John, New Brunswick
November 14, 2003
From journal Driving the Keyes
May 27, 2005
I've never been to this beach when it was crowded. Although I'm sure it gets crowded, as it is frequently on the "Best Beach in the World" lists, I've only been at quieter times, when it is EXTREMELY relaxing and peaceful. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this beach.
From journal Florida Keys
bristol, United Kingdom
April 8, 2005
From journal End of the Road
Bossier City, Louisiana
April 10, 2004
From journal Sea Garden - Tour ALL South Florida on a budget!