Bahia Honda State Park
The park, which encompasses 524 acres, includes one small island offshore on the southwest end of the park.
The geological formations of Bahia Honda is Key Largo limestone. It is derived from a prehistoric coral reef similar to the present day living reefs of the Keys. Because of a drop in sea level several thousand years ago, portions of hits ancient reef emerged from the sea, forming islands. Bahia Honda is the southernmost key where the formation is exposed.
In more modern times, the park was part of Henry Flagler's East Coastal Railroad holdings. The railroad to key West was started in 1905 and was jokingly referred to as "Flagler's Folly". It was eventually completed in 1912 but later destroyed by a hurricane in 1935.
The railroad remains were converted into what is known today as U.S. Highway 1. Presently, the old Bahia Honda Bridge services as a reminder of Flagler's dream. The bridge offers visitors a panoramic view of the island and surrounding waters.
- Snorkeling Tours9:30am & 1:30pm (Tour times are subject to change seasonal & weather permuting)
- Snorkeling or diving from shore must have a dive flag!
- Beach Rentals - mask $4, Snorkel $5, Fins $4, Dive flag $6, Beach Chairs & umbrellas $6. Kayaks $12/hr single, $18/hr double,
- Snake Bar sells, sandwichs, cold drinks, subs, ice cream, salads, coffee, pizzas, shakes, snacks, limited grocery items.
- Gift Shop, T-shirts, jewerlry, gifts, souvenirs, books, toys, swimwear, towels.