Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park is located on Bahia Honda Key in the city of Big Pine Key found in central Monroe county. Bahia Honda is renowned for its picturesque beaches with clear water and soft sands. Lay on the shore and watch the spectacular sunsets that frame the old railroad bridge. The shallow waters (4-6 feet) make it a nice place to snorkel or for beginner scuba divers. Snorkel gear can be rented from the park's concession as well as kayaks. Picnic areas and shady spots abound for visitors to relax and enjoy the balmy sea breezes on the shore.

Ingrid Lee Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:01

Big Pine Key Community Park

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Big Pine Key Community Park is a Monroe county park located on Big Pine Key north of the Overseas Highway on the water. The park sits on the eastern shore of Big Pine Key near the Spanish Harbor. This beautifully maintained park has recreation for everyone from a skate park to shuffleboard courts! This park was truly designed for optimal use and with families in mind. The playground is completely fenced with benches around the perimeter for supervising adults to relax.

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Sombrero Beach Park

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Sombrero Beach Park is located a few blocks south of US1 in Marathon. This well-maintained sandy beach front offers plenty of space to pick in the shade, let the kids run about on the playground, or take a dip in the water. Although Sombrero Beach Park is located in a residential neighborhood, it does have ample parking. You won't have to carry your beach gear far to get to the shore and the paths are partly shaded. Bring your snacks and picnic or plan to grill at the covered pavilions. Restrooms are onsite with an area to rinse off in the showers.

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Marathon Community Park

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Marathon Community Park in the FL Keys, located in the heart of Marathon, has facilities for an exciting range of outdoor and indoor activities. This park has a total of four tennis courts and a tennis wall. There is a great combination court for basketball and roller hockey games that features four basketball hoops. You can take your kids out to play on one of the two little league fields available.

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Children's Rotary Park and Marathon's Dog Park

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Children's Rotary Park and Marathon's Dog Park is a popular destination for local Marathon families. The park is located at 7575 Overseas Highway (corner of the Overseas highway and 75th Street ocean side) across from the Florida Keys Marathon Airport.  The playground fuels the imagination with its lookout towers, Captain Hook's Ship and Thomas the Train play sets.  Kids can scurry throw tunnels, fly high on the swing set or just run about.

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Curry Hammock State Park
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Curry Hammock State Park consists of a bunch of islands in the Middle Keys in Marathon. Come and enjoy a little bit of Florida's wild side by exploring the hardwood hammocks on these tropical islands, the wetlands, swamps and seagrass beds that are home to diverse wildlife. The park runs along both sides of US1 for 11 miles all the way to Long Key with the entrance found on the Atlantic Ocean side. The shallow water beach offers up to 1200 feet of sandy shoreline to enjoy. It's a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.

Ingrid Lee Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:28