Men and women enjoy a sunny day on the sand at Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida. (January 4, 2019)

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Higgs Beach

Key West

This artificial beach, located at the southern end of Reynolds St, has barbecue grills, picnic tables and a long pier, where you can go out and watch the sunset. The sands get crowded. Go early in the day to stake out a good spot.

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