Harry Harris Beach, Florida Keys

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Harry Harris Beach, Florida Keys
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Harry Harris Beach has a wide expanse of white fine gravel with some sparse palm trees. There is very little shade and the overall look is barren. At the water there is a tiny man-made sand beach where kids can swim in an area enclosed by rock jetties. It's nice for kids because it's calm, but the water is of the brownish swampy variety. The playground is fairly plain and in an unattractive fenced area, but it has swings and baby swings. There are some shaded white picnic tables.

Skip on this beach, which has had better days, and head to beautiful Sombrero Beach in Marathon for a wonderful modern playground and a pretty beach with shade.
Don't come to the Keys in the summer- it's just too hot and there are mosquitoes galore in the early morning and evening. Come from November-May if you can.

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People on beach chairs burning up in the midday sun.

Swings in the shade!

Picnic table with shade and a view on both sides.

Shady picnic table and BBQ.

Directions

Harry Harris Beach is in Tavernier, the town between Key Largo and Islamorada. It is where Beach Rd and E. Beach Rd intersect, in Tavernier 33070.
From the Turnpike, take Highway 821, the Turnpike extension toward Homestead. Follow it for 46 miles to the end. Follow the signs to U.S. Highway 1 south. Continue 35 miles into the Florida Keys. Once in Tavernier, at the 92.5 mile marker, follow the signs to Harry Harris Beach. You will turn left on Burton Rd, right on Planter Dr, left on 1st St, right on Beach Rd, and right on E. Beach Rd.
It costs $5 per adult to enter on holidays and weekends, or $10 to launch a boat.

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Last Updated: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:19:10 GMT

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