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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Smathers Beach Reviews
Não sei se foi a epoca do ano que fui, mas a praia estava quase completamente vazia, poucas pessoas! A agua nao estava cristalina, pelo contrário, estava escura, parecia um rio, pois ao ir tomar banho... more »I don't know if it was the season of the year I went, but the beach was almost completely empty, few people! The water was not crystalline, on the contrary, it was dark, it looked like a river, because when I went to bathe I felt a mud skein mixed with the sand. The visit was not good, did not like and followed to Higgs Beach.
sollte eigentlich ein schöner Strand Tag werden.. da wir zum Teil außerordentlich gute Bewertungen gelesen haben.. aber sagen wir es mal so.. wer es dort länger wie 30min. aushält respekt. - übler Ges... more »should actually be a beautiful beach day.. because we have read exceptionally good reviews. but let's put it that way. who can endure it there longer like 30min. respect. - bad stench - the water or the sand partly only black in itself would be here a star still too much.. I give two stars because I see potential. (see picture) It would only have to be completely cleaned.
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