At the west end of Bahia Honda Key is Bahia Honda State Park. With beaches on both the Atlantic and Florida Bay plus access to the old Overseas Railroad, this place is a great stopover. The railway has been cut so that sailboats can enter from the south. Further passage is blocked by US 1. We dropped the anchor in the space between the bridges and just off the beach. Holding is not great here given the major tidal surges twice a day. As we came in the ebb was running at about a knot. It's a little weird feeling somewhat trapped between the bridges but it's also a very nice place. Fifteen feet of water beneath us and we could see the bottom clearly - awesome! After we were there for a few hours, the Calypso Gypsy, an adventure/charter boat came in loaded with 18 teens. As soon as the hook was down, they jumped in and swam to the beach for games and barbeque. We chatted a bit with the skipper - very nice guy. We were impressed at the calmness and humor that all the crew displayed - particularly when they were loaded with kids, who, i must say, were also really cool and clearly enjoying themselves.