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Top Choice State Park in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

Bahia Honda State Park

This park, with its long, white-sand (and at times seaweed-strewn) beach, named Sandspur Beach by locals, is the big attraction in these parts. As Keys beaches go, this one is probably the best natural stretch of sa…
Pizza in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

No Name Pub

The No Name’s one of those off-the-track places that everyone seems to know about. Despite the isolated location, folks come from all over to this divey spot to add their dollar bills to the walls, drink locally bre…
Bar in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

Kiki's Sandbar

For drinks with a view, Kiki's is hard to beat. You can have a chat around the bar or retreat for a bit of sunset watching or stargazing from one of the picnic tables on the waterfront lawn – or better yet stroll to…
Island in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

No Name Key

Perhaps the best-named island in the Keys, No Name gets few visitors, as it’s basically a residential island. It’s one of the most reliable spots for Key deer watching. From Overseas Hwy, go on to Watson Blvd, turn …
Park in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary

Looe (pronounced ‘loo’) Key, located 5 nautical miles off Big Pine, isn’t a key at all but a reef, and is part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This is an area of some 2800 sq nautical miles of ‘land’ …
Wildlife Reserve in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

National Key Deer Refuge Headquarters

What would make Bambi cuter? Mini Bambi. Introducing the Key deer, an endangered subspecies of white-tailed deer that prance about primarily on Big Pine and No Name Keys. The folks here are an incredibly helpful sou…
Lake in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

Blue Hole

This little pond (and former quarry) is now the largest freshwater body in the Keys. That’s not saying much, but the hole is a pretty little dollop of blue (well, algal green) surrounded by a small path and informat…
Market in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

Big Pine Flea Market

This market, which attracts folks from across the Keys, rivals local churches for weekly attendance. This is an extravaganza of locally made crafts, vintage clothes, handbags, sunglasses, souvenir T-shirts and beach…
Vegetarian in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

Good Food Conspiracy

Rejoice health-food lovers: all the greens, sprouts, herbs and tofu you’ve been dreaming about during that long, fried-food-studded drive down the Overseas Hwy are available at this friendly little macrobiotic organ…
Diner in Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key

Coco’s Kitchen

Enter through the nondescript storefront into this tiny luncheonette, where local fishers join shoppers from the Winn Dixie next door for diner fare and local gossip. Serves a good mix of American standards and Cuba…