Snorkeling Higgs Beach - Key West, Florida
by Jim Westphalen
I wanted to share my experience with snorkeling Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida. We had a snorkeling trip booked two days in a row to go out to Looe Key Reef as recommended on this website. Unfortunately the winds were high and we got skunked both days.
Someone told us about snorkeling off Higgs Beach in Key West. It ended up being the best off-the-beach snorkeling (in the Keys) we’ve ever done. There is an old pier that juts out from where the new pier ends and it has become a reef of sorts. Many different species of reef fishes as well as some big animals too. We saw a very large eagle ray and many barracuda in this spot.
If you can’t boat out to a reef, I would highly recommend this as an alternative.