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Smathers Beach, Key West
(2.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Smathers Beach features 800 m (0.5 mi) of coconut palm-lined, white-sand seashore with picnic spots and beach vendors. Famous for its tropical scenery, the beach is a popular, exceptionally photogenic wedding-portrait spot. You can rent kayaks or participate in water sports at the site, or go snorkeling to see an abundance of tropical marine life. The shallow waters make it a good family destination, although it often gets crowded during school breaks. Located only 166 km (110 mi) from Havana, this beach was the starting point of 64-year-old Diana Nyad's free swim to Cuba in 2013. Make Smathers Beach a part of your Key West vacation plans using our Key West tourist route planner.
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  • Don't get me wrong, it is a nice beach, but there happened to be quite a bit of seaweed in the water. The beach sand is quite nice and there is plenty of room to find a spot and even some shade. But t...  more »
  • Key West is AWESOME! It is a great place... it's beautiful and it is a lot of fun. It just doesn't have spectacular beaches... the water is nice and its tropical, but the beaches are ok at best. Howev...  more »
  • Looked for a nice beach. A friend had gotten married there and told us to check it out. Nice and relaxing. When we were leaving discovered restroom facilities around the chair/umbrellas.