Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Bahia Honda State Beach


Some of the most prestigious travel magazines have called the beach at Bahia Honda, about 45 minutes from Key West and 17 minutes from Marathon, the most beautiful in Florida and some even rank it as one of the best in the world.


How do I get to the beach/park?

Bahia Honda State Park is located Oceanside on US Hwy. 1 and MM 37 on Bahia Honda Key. The quickest way to get to us from most places is to take the Florida Turnpike south to the end. This will put you on US Hwy 1. South. Just come on down US 1, watch for the green and white mile marker sign's on your right as you come down the highway. Make a left-hand turn at MM 37 into the park.


Bahia Honda boasts the best beach in the Florida Keys with views of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. This state park offers kayak rentals, swimming, snorkeling and camping.


How far is it from down town key west?

Key West is approximately 37 miles from Bahia Honda and takes roughly 45 minutes to travel.

What activities are available?

Shore activities include camping, bicycling, fishing, and swimming.

Beach Photos:
Click Here to View Park and Beach Photos
Several park photos found with a Google search.

More info:
The Florida Keys.com
Here is a Florida Key travel site providing some Bahia Honda Beach info as well as activity info.

Bahia Honda State Park Info:
Key West Sites
A guide to Key West providing a page on the Bahia Honda State Park. Get FAQ's, activity and general info, maps, photos, and more.

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