The offshore reefs keep the water shallow and calm. There are picnic areas, public washrooms, lots of walking paths. You can rent sup boards, snorkel gear, and kayaks. Go out in the snorkel boat or just enjoy the great swimming off the beach shore. Depending on the wind, pick the calmer side for kids to splash and play. We love walking the Shoreline of this long gorgeous beach, plus they have all of the watersports. Sandspur Beach is part of the wonderful park named Bahia Honda. Many consider it as the most beautiful beach in all of Florida Keys. Bahia Honda State Park is one of the best in all of state of Florida. Inside the reef trip shop is a neat little snack bar that sells pizza, sandwiches, pretzels, and ice cream.
Fun is hanging out along the water during the day when the sun is shining nicely. A beach day is a lot better down here if the sun is out, as the cloudy days really kill the visual aspect of the islands. We do most of the planning around the weather because it makes a big difference whether you enjoy it or not. The Kayak Rentals they have here are really good to do when the winds are reasonable. I would say the Kayak Rentals are the number one best sport that you should do down here in the Florida Keys, however on the days when you have to fight the wind it's not that great. If it's really windy, it puts ripples in the water and therefore you can no longer see the fish and things swimming by. This park is great to see and just as good as Fort Taylor Beach Park down in Key West.