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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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  • If you're looking for beautiful sand & water.....this is not the place. Lots of seaweed that stunk, the water was not very enticing. I would not recommend Key West if you're interested in beautiful be...  more »
  • For KI Vesta good beach. Free beach in the city, this is a big plus. But the proximity to the airport a bit violated Idyll.
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  • Background: After completing a bike ride from Key Largo to Key West, we wanted to enjoy some down time. As we were staying at the Double Tree, they offered a free shuttle service with towels & chairs ...  more »