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Friends of

Bahia Honda State Park

Dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park.

 

Dear Friends, 

Hurricane Irma severely impacted our beloved Bahia Honda State Park. If you wish to help in the rebuilding, please consider a donation via the donate buttons on our various tabs. ,Loggerhead Beach is now open on the Atlantic side with access available from both parking lots. 

Thank you,  

Friends of Bahia Honda State Park

Help with the Healing and Rebuilding

As many of us are pondering the future of Bahia Honda State Park, let us take this viewpoint into consideration. If we continue to view things as they used to be we will forever remain saddened that they are not the same. If we look at this as a new beginning we can all witness its regrowth and restoration and become a part of its future. Bahia Honda has endured hurricanes since its rise from the sea, it will recover and prosper, and so shall we.

We know many of you are wondering what is happening at Bahia Honda State Park. The Friends group wanted to share some insight to what has taken place at Bahia Honda and what’s to come. A lot of progress is already underway with groups of contractors and park staff working every day. There is a lot to do.

Since reopening last fall, we’ve made great strides to improve access to more areas and services in the park and its marina. Portions of the park will not be accessible to guests while clean-up and rebuilding continue. Calusa Beach, the Marina and Loggerhead Beach are all now open so we can enjoy the Atlantic side!

We also wanted to provide some photos so you can see what happened and continue to see the progress being made. Feel free to visit The Friends of Bahia Honda’s Facebook page to see the latest updates.

The Friends of Bahia Honda welcome your donations to help us rebuild. Every penny stays right here at the park and will be used for improvements and restoration. Please consider donating what you can. Every dollar will make a difference. Another easy way to support Bahia Honda is to go to Amazon Smile and select The Friends of Bahia Honda to be your charity. The link is https://smile.amazon.com/ Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity you select. This is a great start to helping the Friends help the park and costs nothing! Make sure you download and use the Amazon Smile app to make future purchases.

Thank you for checking in and remember…

“Unity is strength. . . where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford




Friends Of Bahia Honda State Park

The Friends of Bahia is a not-for-profit, grass roots group of volunteers dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park.  We work closely with Park Management and the Florida Park Service to help accomplish these goals.  All donations go directly to the support of the park and related services.
 
 
Your membership entitles you to 7 days of admission to the park for one year (Each for one vehicle with up to 8 occupants), our newsletter, calendar and an invitation to member only special events.
 

Dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park

Greetings from the Sandspur Trolley. What a great day for a ride. Tours will start back up on Monday morning at 10:00. Have a great weekend everyone! ...

Greetings from the Sandspur Trolley. What a great day for a ride. Tours will start back up on Monday morning at 10:00. Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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I am so glad you are doing this! This is my favorite beach in the world!

Teri McCurdy

Went today. It was great to see Sandspur

Leah Marchewka this is what I was telling you about. They take you through the closed sections.

This is my favorite place in the world. so relaxing. Four years ago I was sick and we drove down and spent the night in the Keys. I spent one whole day on Sandspur. Everytime we came we got same parking spot. I live in Cocoa but I love this place.!!!!!❤️

This is my happy place!!! ❤️

I can’t wait to visit! Making plans soon!

How do we sign up for a ride?

Will the beach be rebuilt at sandspur?

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Update on our Hawksbill hatchlings. If you remember the little baby turtles that went to the turtle Hospital in Nov&Dec of 2018 you will be amazed at how big they’ve gotten. These little guys would fit in the palm of your hand when we brought them there. They are now The size of a small dessert plate. All six of them have been cleared for release. They are awaiting their boat ride out to the gulf stream. Remember that Bahia Honda state park is home to the only document at Hawksbill nests in the continental United States for at least the last six years. You can help support what we do here! Come to the big Pine Key Winn Dixie for our Bahia Burger Bash on March 30. Become a member of our friends group. Or take a minute and donate to our cause. These little guys are what it’s all about. ...

It’s back and starting TOMORROW Friday, March 22 open to the public The trolley runs four tours a day. 10, 11, 12:30 and 1:30. ...

It’s back and starting TOMORROW Friday, March 22 open to the public The trolley runs four tours a day. 10, 11, 12:30 and 1:30.

 

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Suggested donation of $5.00

❤️❤️❤️

Could you please post some pictures of Sandspur on this site. I have camped in that beautiful campground and would love to see how it is recovering. Thank you.

Yes the day use area is estimated to open sometime in Spring 2020

David and Linda, you two wear all the hats. 😍😍😍😍

Glad to see it recovering. Are there any plans to re-build Sandspur campground?

We couldn’t do it without them

We enjoyed the tour! Thanks, David, Linda, and Friends of BH!

Is there a cost for the trolly or ya just hop on when you see it?

Hope to see you all next week

Thanks for sharing!

Out there for the 4OCEAN clean up

Yay! Thanks

💞💞💞

Jordan Nicole 💕

Kevin Karolewicz

Larry Morris lets go Sunday

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Are the campgrounds taking reservations?

I want to go camping here

John D'Annolfo add this to your list of stuff to do!

Jeff Proebstle, Sarah Clark Proebstle, Eric Powell let's go!

Raquel Mendez

Hi, I'm getting confusing information and would like to know when it is anticipated that the beachside would be reopened to the public. I'm traveling from northern Florida and this will be my one and only time to get to go to Bahia Honda. What do you anticipate for access to the beach area? (I wanted to travel in June 2019 but I guess that's out of the question now)

Teri McCurdy just in case you are in that neighborhood?

Diane Dillier

Lauren Willis

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Events

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park Inc. would like to invite you to their annual meeting. This meeting is open to all board members, general and honorary members, and the public. PLEASE JOIN US: Date: February 25, 2019 Time: 10:30 am Location: Bahia Honda State...

Bake Sale!!

Bake Sale!!

The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park will be holding a Bake sale and chance drawings on Saturday, March 2 from 10-2 at Big Pine Key Plaza by Winn Dixie! Lots of great baked goods and auction items.