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Smathers Beach, Key West

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • We took our grand kids here to play in the sand and run along the shore. There were several para sail events ongoing and food/drink vendors scattered about as well. The kids had a blast and were worn ...  read more »
  • The beach is very beautiful, but the water (at least on the day I went), had a kind of mud at the entrance to the water, and many algae or other plant. Anyway, I was under the impression that it's a nice place to view, but not so good for bathing. Was a terrible heat, and didn't feel like entering the water anyway.
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  • An incredible Beach, very fine white sand. It also has free parking in the area. It is a paradise
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