Bahia Honda means “deep bay” in Spanish. This island in Florida’s Lower Keys is home to Bahia Honda State Park, which occupies most of the island.
Here you’ll find wildlife efforts to restore populations of the rare Miami Blue Butterfly and the remains of the famous old Bahia-Honda Bridge.
Visitors enjoy snorkeling, biking, sunbathing, boating, paddling, stargazing and more. Let’s dive in and learn more about Bahia Honda State Park.
Where is Bahia Honda State Park?
Located in Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park is one of the most popular parks in the Sunshine State. In fact, it often closes when it reaches maximum capacity in its day-use areas. Visitors must return later or on another day during these temporary closures.
The park is known for its sea breezes, sandy beaches and stunning sunsets. Nature lovers will enjoy bird watching, kayaking and snorkeling. And if you’re lucky, you can see sea turtles hatching along the shore.
The 500-acre state park is in the Lower Keys, closer to Key West than Key Largo in the Upper Keys. It is located at Mile Marker 37 of US Highway 1.