One of the things on our to-do-list while in the keys was to go to Bahia Honda State Park. The afternoon after spending our morning at sea, we had a few hours to spare. We decided to go check out this highly regarded state park.
After entering the park we turned and headed to the Eastern side of the park, which is where you’ll find a mile long beach called Sandspur Beach. It’s a very narrow beach covered with seaweed the day we were there. There’s restrooms and pavilions there.
However, we decided to check out the Calusa Beach that’s adjacent to Old Bahia Honda bridge. It’s on the northwest side of the island facing the Overseas Highway.
The beach on this side of the key had less seaweed with bathrooms nearby as well as concessions and covered picnic areas.
Rob and the kids enjoyed the crystal blue waters.
Alex and I walked over to the rocky jetty to check out the view from there.
Rob didn’t stay in too long before getting out to go walk along the shore with me, as well as walking up to the old Bahia Honda bridge.
View of the beach from up on the bridge.
View from the end of the bridge, where they’ve taken a section out. The bridge dates back to 1912 originally built for a railway, but was converted in the 1920’s to be part of the Overseas Highway.
We got up there and waited to watch the sunset, but to our dismay it was just a bit too overcast to see it. We walked back to get the kids out of the water before finding ourselves at Burdines Waterfront Restaurant for dinner.