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Higgs Beach

Atlantic Ave and White St, Key West, FL
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A Sunny Place for Some Shady People

The beach was what you would expect, crystal clear water, slightly rocky shallows and palm trees... read more

Reviewed yesterday
em_kay_sea
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New York City, New York
Key West Full Moon Party (Full Moon Experience as they call it)

Really fun full moon party, literally on the beach. We were able to watch the moon rise from the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scott M
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Key West, Florida
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“nice beach” (58 reviews)
“aids memorial” (14 reviews)
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Atlantic Ave and White St, Key West, FL
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"nice beach"
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"aids memorial"
in 14 reviews
"key west beaches"
in 12 reviews
"long pier"
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"dog park"
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"african slaves"
in 6 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 11 reviews
"pretty beach"
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"white sand"
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"lot of seaweed"
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"white street pier"
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"low tide"
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"public restrooms"
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"fish"
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"sea grass"
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach was what you would expect, crystal clear water, slightly rocky shallows and palm trees that offer shade. Sounds like a great beach, the only drawback was that there were A LOT of homeless people there. While we talked to one who happened to...More

Thank em_kay_sea
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Reviewed yesterday

Really fun full moon party, literally on the beach. We were able to watch the moon rise from the horizon while they had a DJ playing music that was fun for everyone to dance to. Once it got dark, they had fire dancers, as well...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went to Key West and this was a our FIRST stop! The Children's playground was a little dates (compared to Miami Beach) but otherwise: The Water, The Sand, the Area, all of it was nice and family friendly. You had your...More

Thank Victoria C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked over to this place to get some sunrise photos, beach was freshly groomed and clean, bathroom facility was well maintained, nice little beach

Thank TnBB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great beach, especially if you have water shows, so you don't have to worry about some of the rocks that are on the first 20 feet of the water. After that it is normal and actually has a sand bar that goes...More

Thank Rush B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this beach primarily because of the bathroom with a changing room that we didn't see on Smathers Beach. However, there were homeless people lolling about, some seeming to be impaired from drugs or cognitive issues and the police visited twice while we were...More

1  Thank NancyLee_10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a nice beach compared to Smathers, lots of room, better swimming, nearby food as well. Also not near as busy a highway as Roosevelt. Check around before you go for other good beaches in the area as well.

Thank AdvisorOntario
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The water quality here isn't generally very good. Mostly folks are playing volleyball or just hanging out at this beach. I don't recall ever seeing someone actually swimming here. Still its a nice place to look at the ocean.

1  Thank photoguywisconsin
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We went out looking for a playground for our four year old, and the one at Higgs Beach is great. It’s mostly shaded, which is certainly nice in the hot sun. The playground has a ton of great climbing equipment, and is covered in soft...More

1  Thank Amaya H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The actually beaches of Key West are not as impressive as many others in the United States. This one was less busy when we were there, which made for a more pleasant experience.

Thank Alleycat0
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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
3 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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