There are plenty of beaches in Key West to spend the day at, but when you’re staying at Southernmost Inn, Higgs Beach is just a few minutes’ walk away. Higgs Beach is a beautiful beach with 17 acres of beachfront and velvety sand imported from the Caribbean, and there’s so much you can do with your friends and family! Below we put together a list of fun things to do at Higgs Beach, and most of them are free. So grab your sunscreen, sunglasses, and a towel, and make your way down to Higgs Beach for a day of fun under the sun.

The Top 5 Fun Things to Do at Higgs Beach in Key West

Higgs Beach has ample room for all sorts of activities so that everybody can enjoy the beach while practicing social distancing. No matter the type of group you’re traveling with, whether it be adults or children, a beach day is still fun for all. To learn more about what fun things you can do at Higgs Beach, continue reading.


Higgs Beach is a known destination for some fascinating snorkeling, so if you have your own snorkeling gear, be sure to bring it! If not, you can always rent some equipment from Tropical Snorkeling at Higgs Beach. You’re sure to stumble upon some interesting ocean critters, and you’ll be blown away by the beautiful colors that create an underwater marine park. Snorkeling is a relaxing way to spend the day, and before you know it, it’ll almost be time to head back to Southernmost Inn and get ready for dinner!

Have a Picnic

On your way to the beach, or around lunchtime, head to a quick and easy food truck or cafe to grab some food on the go. Set up your picnic on your beach towels and enjoy the delicious cuisine that is served at any of Key West’s restaurants! We recommend PESCADO or The Raw Machine, both food trucks bursting with flavor. It’s a fast way to get food and perfect for a picnic on the beach.

Play Football or Frisbee

There’s no better way to tire out your kids, or anybody really, than by playing some catch in the sand. The sand is harder to run in, so if you’re looking to work up an appetite, or burn off some calories from your picnic, then playing catch is the way to go. Take it up a notch and play catch in the water – that will make you ready for your afternoon nap at Southernmost Inn.

Take a Walk or a Hike

There’s so much ground to cover at Higgs Beach. You could spend an hour or two walking along the coast with your feet in the ocean exploring or people watching! Something about the beach is so serene, so you’ll likely finish your walk feeling peaceful, relaxed, and refreshed. Whether you go solo or take a family walk, there’s plenty of beauty to admire at Higgs Beach. 

Go Fishing

The White Street Pier is so long that some people refer to it as the “unfinished road to Cuba.” There’s plenty of space to get some quiet time and enjoy fishing off the pier, and it would be a really fun activity to do with your kids. You might be surprised at what you can catch at the White Street Pier, located at the eastern end of Higgs Beach!

The Best Hotel on Duval Street in Key West

Southernmost Inn has been a longtime favorite of visitors of Key West. Our prime location allows you to have a relaxing day at the beach or a crazy night on Duval Street because we are so close to everything that there is to do in Key West. Whether you want to hit the beach, head to a restaurant, explore some shops, or find a bar to belly up to, you can find it all within a few minutes of our inn. You’ll fall in love with our gorgeous guest suites and our beautiful pool – everything at Southernmost Inn screams paradise. To book with us, give us a call at 888-525-0037.