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Smathers Beach, Key West

(2.6/5 based on 900+ 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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  • Beautiful beach with many activities. We were there in prime season and it wasn't crowded at all. Food trucks are available for lunch.  more »
  • Even though we visited other beaches on the keys (E.g. the disappointing Bahia Honda Beach: we are always happy to come back to this beach)
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  • Its a great beach with soft and pal trees at the background. A perfect spot to relax, tan or read a book. The only negative is its write off the highway...  more »