Southernmost Point, Key West

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The very tip of the southeastern United States, Southernmost Point, is a popular spot for photos. A sign once marked the spot, but a more permanent concrete buoy stands at the lookout point today. The attraction's name is misleading--the actual southern point is in a private yard next to the buoy's location--but it’s close. Put Southernmost Point into our Key West sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Like several others, we queued up to photograph each other next to a large and brightly painted bollard. Not just any bollard, mind, the most southerly bollard in the US! Indisputable proof of having ...  more »
  • If you come to Key West you have to get a photo at this location. There isn't much more to say about this.  more »
  • If you're there, then you go look there, of course. There is a large row of people and the "buoy" or whatever it is that was smaller than I thought it would
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  • A beautiful experience out here. The Southernmost point is nice, because the Ocean is behind you in your picture. Popular with the tourists. Always a line to take picture. Bring some Buzz away or Off, while you wait in line to take picture's. That bottle of BUZZ AWAY works great for the no see them. They're worse than mosquitoes. Off doesn't work we found this to work against the two of them. Have fun out there.
  • Cool place. One of those, "you've got to go there and see it" to at least say you've seen it. Free to see and easy to find another tourist to take your picture in front of it.
  • It's neat for what it is. But don't expect a lot of pomp and circumstance. It's literally a statue type feature marking the closest point to Cuba. Usually there is a line of people waiting to take a photo (guilty lol). Our wait time was 30 minutes.
  • Baa would love to visit one day if master ever gives me my freedom. Would have loved to take the piglet also but my master didn't provide adequate shelter for him and he died in the cold night. :(
  • Interesting site, free. A very popular tourist destination. It can be difficult to get a photo that's not filled with tourists. Definitely worth a quick visit.

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Where to stay in Key West

To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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