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Smathers Beach, Key West

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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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  • There is an entrance to Smathers Beach with handicap parking but poor access to the beach. There is not a walkway across S. Roosevelt to get from the condos or hotels, Key West By The Sea and The Sher...  more »
  • Key West is not known for its beaches because sand is hard to keep as the current tends to wash it away so what you get is actually "dirty" sand that feels like it was trucked in from some where else....  more »
  • Long distance runner here, trying to find roads that does not have car drivers, bus drivers, golf cart drivers who are trying to score points by chasing a runner off of the road. i found a nice sidewa...  more »