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Smathers Beach, Key West

2.4
#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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  • There was lots of seaweed the day we visited, did not really enjoy the beach, left after 30 minutes. Parking at road side available (4$ per hour).  more »
  • The seaweed problem that continues to attack the coast is prevalent here. Finding a spot to enter the sea is difficult. Food trucks adorn the street for hungry tourists who dont pack a lunch. Palm...  more »
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