After leaving Marathon. the first stop was Bahia Hondo State Park. This state park has a small RV park that is probably one of the most popular in Florida. I asked about reservations, and was told that you need to be on the computer a year in advance and keep submitting you request and hopefully you will be lucky enough to get a spot.
By far the most picturesque is Bahia Honda State Park. The park encompasses almost the entire Key, and is picture perfect. The beach located between the key and the Overseas Highway is rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the US.
From this site you can get onto another section of the original Flagler Railroad network. The views are spectacular and definitely worth it.
They have restored a portion of the Railroad bridge so that you can walk out on it and get some terrific views.
From here it was off to Key West - with the first stop being Higgs Beach. In Higgs Beach are a couple of interesting things to see. The first is a mass grave of 260 African Americans that died while being rescued by the US Navy from three ships at sea. In total more than 1,400 African Americans were on board.
This concrete fishing Pier extends a good distance out from shore on the Atlantic side of the keys. It is a nice broad lighted walk that attracts a large number of tourist and locals.
Water Traffic going out toward the ocean increased as there were several sunset cruise tours.