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Higgs Beach

Atlantic Ave and White St, Key West, FL
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Smells like Bourbon St. in NOLA

This beach smelled absolutely disgusting. There were homeless people sleeping there. There was no... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TLBPsyD
,
Gilbert, Arizona
Cool Pier

Not a beach in the traditional sense. Lots of rocks and seaweed and strong currents. Nice to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Javier P
,
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“nice beach” (60 reviews)
“aids memorial” (15 reviews)
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Atlantic Ave and White St, Key West, FL
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"nice beach"
in 60 reviews
"aids memorial"
in 15 reviews
"key west beaches"
in 12 reviews
"dog park"
in 11 reviews
"long pier"
in 9 reviews
"african slaves"
in 6 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 11 reviews
"pretty beach"
in 7 reviews
"white sand"
in 13 reviews
"lot of seaweed"
in 7 reviews
"low tide"
in 7 reviews
"white street pier"
in 8 reviews
"public restrooms"
in 8 reviews
"fish"
in 44 reviews
"sea grass"
in 9 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 8 reviews
"ocean floor"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach smelled absolutely disgusting. There were homeless people sleeping there. There was no "real" beach to speak of. No soft sand to sink your toes into .... we could not leave fast enough.

Thank TLBPsyD
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a beach in the traditional sense. Lots of rocks and seaweed and strong currents. Nice to stroll, check out the pier, fish, and take the kids to the nearby playgrounds. Just make sure you know what this is, and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Javier P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always loved this beach when I lived in Key West, but now it's overrun by people who don't pick their garbage and it's dirty :(.

Thank sightingsarah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so shocked and disappointed to see virtually NO BEACH. Maybe the storm, maybe it wasn't really much, I don't know, but not worth the effort.

Thank khorne284886
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very big beach but will do the trick. They have volleyball courts and one restaurant near by. Many bums sleeping on the ground but none messed with us.

Thank DonnaKronmiller
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice beach to just relax. Free parking was a nice bonus. There is a park bench or two but bring beach chairs for yourself. Restuarant attaches to the parking lot in case you are hungry. Easy, in /out bathrooms for changing. Low tide was...More

2  Thank Kirsten N
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

With Key West not known for beaches, Higgs Beach is probably the best there is. Free parking. Beach area with pavilions playground. Restaurant with love music. Restroom available,

2  Thank cheertraveler
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Take your bike and enjoy the beach. I have done it and stop at all the beaches even if I don't go in the water. It is always fun to cruise on a bike along the water.

3  Thank jim w
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

There are many better beaches in Florida and on the islands. But there are some sandy spots to sun (not as many as you might expect) that are small, rocky and just okay. You go there for the rest of the places away from the...More

2  Thank Prospero2u
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Not ideal for small children. Beach is very rocky. I’m not sure swim shoes would help. We were very disappointed and didn’t swim

1  Thank potenza2304
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C C
6 August 2017|
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Response from ColoFireGuy | Reviewed this property |
Yes on Higgs for sure, I do not remember about Smathers.
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Scott W
4 June 2017|
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Response from Screwball | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I'm not quite sure. Sorry
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