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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 trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Key West.
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  • You know those binding sites when we visit a city? So this is one of those ... are only 10 minutes in line 9 and 1 for photo!
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  • Worth the walk from the harbor! We stayed on Duval Street, stopped off at the Lazy Gecko for happy hour and live music. 
  • The southernmost point of the United States, say gives to see Cuba, which is 90 miles away. I confess that nothing seen. Worth knowing, full of tourists who line up for photos.
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  • While this marker is not actually the southernmost point as it has been relocated by the Navy, and the actual point is inaccessible to the public, this is a great spot for photos and was fun to visit. It is VERY popular and has a self formed visitor line to take photos. The people in line were all friendly to one another, and it was wonderful to see so many people work cooperatively to all have enjoyable visits.
  • It's Key West. I was intoxicated most of the time. I will say if you can swing it, rent a sail boat in Miami and sail down. Nice stops along the way. Once you get to Key West you get the added benefit of hanging out with the other boaters vacationing in the area. Gives you more freedom in your scuba diving options.
  • So close to home. I love that I am just a few miles from where all of my family once lived. It is a great spot for a photo, and on a dark night with no fog or clouds, you can see the lights from Cuba. We rode our scooters here so it was quick and painless. Sometimes it is packed so be prepared to wait in a line for your special pic. Love this place!
  • Really? It's a huge cement marker colored in red, black, and yellow defining the "Most southern point of the continental United States. The line this day to get your own picture was 30 people deep - though I hear this grows to several hundred over the weekend. That will be an hour wait. Geographicly speaking, I'm not 100% it's really the southern most tip, given land around it juts further out than the marker - just saying. Want to see a video in 360 degrees - see it on YouTube for more information.
  • Southernmost point it is, spectacular it is not. Very touristy and crowded. You have to wait in line to take a picture and that is exactly what I did.