I decided to spend Mother’s Day this year at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys. To much of a surprise, there are not many beaches in the keys. Most of the water butts up directly to the land. Bahia Honda is one of those exceptions. Not only is it an exception; it is exceptional. Bahia Honda beaches are typically voted as the prettiest beach in Florida and is usually listed in the top 10 prettiest beaches in the United States. I would have to agree that the beaches there are, in fact, extremely beautiful. We went paddboarding and snorkeling and were able to see dolphins, tropical fish, a queen conch hermit, a 4 foot wide stingray, coral and much more.
Of course we couldn’t miss the infamous keys sunset. We timed our dinner and location to be able to catch the sun as it went down over the water. The beauty of a Florida Keys sunset never ceases to amaze me.
I had an amazing time in a beautiful place with my favorite people. I couldn’t have asked for a better mother’s day.
*I want to say a special thank you to my wonderful husband who is not a beach or sun person as he typically burns in 10 minutes. This time he managed to get a severe burn while sitting under a canopy 100% of the day. I’m sorry babe!