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Smathers Beach, Key West

(2.6/5 based on 850+ 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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  • Nice beach on East side of Key West. Fairly large and well maintained. Several resorts on this stretch. Fairly long walk from main tourist area. Recreational activities available. 
  • Great beach with lots of water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking can be done here. They have good food trucks if you want to get lunch quickly if the lines aren't to long. 
  • Believe it or not it's hard to find a good beach in key west. This beach had chair and umbrella rentals and inner tunes for kids. It's pricey. But it's key west. These beaches just don't add up to the...  more »