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Smathers Beach, Key West

2.5
#2 of 6 in Beaches in Key West
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. Use our Key West trip planner to arrange your visit to Smathers Beach and other attractions in Key West.
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  • Maybe the time to visit it is not the right one but it was a real disappointment. Dirty and smelly place due to mountains of smelly seaweed that ruin the whole landscape. Too bad because the beach would be beautiful but the color of the sea does not come anywhere near the sea of our Italian coasts.
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  • You cant swim and its smells horrible. The water is dark and full of sea weed. We only stay for 5 minutes and lefy.  more »
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