Suggestions for camping in the Florida Keys.

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Alien VFR, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. NDKRomany

    NDKRomany Adventurer

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    Just FYI for anyone in the future reading this.
    The only decent place to camp in the keys is Bahia Honda state park and it will be full during the winter season.

    Do NOT camp at Boyds!!!! It is a joke!!!! There is an airforce base within a stones throw and you will hear jets all day and night. There is NO sand to camp on. I hated Boyds so much I spent one night and left. In fact I didnt even like Key West and will never go back. It is not relaxing but dirty and noisy.

    Bahia Honda is fantastic and worth staying at but honestly do not go past Honda state park unless you want a picture of the southern most point. I was very disapointed in the whole trip.

    There are so many better places to visit in Florida besides the keys. Stay away from there in my opinion and this is coming from someone who lives in Florida.
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  2. brewmann

    brewmann Been here awhile

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    +1.... The middle keys are the only ones worth the trip. You have to dive Key Largo at least once and see Jesus, as well as crawl home at least once from Sloppy Joes....but Marathon is where I prefer to fish and lobster out off....well that and a bud has a house down there I can use....
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  3. Alien VFR

    Alien VFR Space Jockey

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    Bahia Honda was AWESOME!

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  4. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Glad you enjoyed it! Pics look great. I'm flying in on Wednesday. I can't wait.
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  5. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    i've been camping in side key west city limits for 15 years! Sigsbee's Point! I love key west, both night and day. A bicycle is all you need to get around. water toys like jet ski's, kayaks and kite boards make for a full day. sit in front of the tent and fish. unfortunately, not every one if Florida can do what i do.
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  6. Tooslow

    Tooslow Banned

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    If tent camping is not allowed in KW proper. How do you get away with it?
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  7. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

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    My guess is he is active military.
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  8. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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  9. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    yep, retired.
    not only is there Sigsbees point, but also Trumbo point which is a 5 minute walk to KW marina.
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