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One must remember Key West doesn’t really have a typical Florida beach- it’s not Destin or Panama... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
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Cool Pier

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

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Javier P
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

One must remember Key West doesn’t really have a typical Florida beach- it’s not Destin or Panama City folks. There is coral and rocks but Higgs is nice for what they have made it. You can rent chairs if you desire and there are several...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sun3girls
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

There was one group in the ocean. Mostly it was just walkers and fisherman on the pier. The aids memorial leads into the pier there was a couple of homeless people chilling there. The pier and some signage seemed to be in neglect. But you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TLBPsyD
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Javier P
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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 :(.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank sightingsarah
Reviewed 8 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank khorne284886
Reviewed 8 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DonnaKronmiller
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Kirsten N
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,

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank cheertraveler
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank 2KWlovers
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6 August 2017|
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Response from ColoFireGuy | Reviewed this property |
Yes on Higgs for sure, I do not remember about Smathers.
Scott W
4 June 2017|
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Response from Screwball | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I'm not quite sure. Sorry