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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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  • this beach is so beautiul for a swim r jus walking the beach r maybe jus a relaxing listening to the ocean, theres a bar near by,its very nice.  more »
  • This is a great place to just relax and enjoy yourself. Rarely over crowded and everyone seems friendly  more »
  • I expected it to be a little cleaner. The beach seemed dirty. I saw a lot of trash and the beach didn't look like the pictures online  more »