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Smathers Beach - Key West


 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040


Smathers Beach

Smathers Beach, Key West's largest and most well-known beach, runs along the southern shore of the island for almost 2 miles. Beach activity ranges from tanning, volleyball, and watersport/beachsport rentals.

The sand is brought in from the Bahamas (island rumor) and deposited there for your pleasure. Tropical storms have a habit of sweeping the sand away, and nearly every other year the city of Key West has to replenish the beach.

You can leave your surfboard home – the minuscule swell is not even a ripple. Snorkelers have a swim zone to enjoy the rocky bottom and the tiny sea life that live in these waters. just offshore.

Vending trucks offer snacks, beverages, chairs, and rafts.

Getting There: South Roosevelt Blvd., from the Key West airport to Bertha Street.

For information on the other beaches on Key West or close by please check out this page.

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