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 sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Got to do it!!! Parking is tough. People lined up to take pictures. We just drove by. If it’s on your bucket list do it.  more »
  • I suppose you might as well stop for a photo if you're in Key West to say you've done it but otherwise nothing particularly special. The line does move fairly quickly so don't be too deterred by it un...  more »
  • We have stopped here before but wanted to see how things were post hurricane. Key West has done a great job getting things cleaned up and looking nice. The point was no different. We had heard that it...  more »
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  • It was a little underwhelming. It's cool to visit the "southernmost" point in the US, although to me the Navy Base looks a little further south. But on the day I visited, there was a line waiting just to take a photo of yourself at the buoy. But I guess it's cool to say that you were there. Def worth seeing if you drove this far out to Key West.
  • Drive was nice and scenic... expect a long and slow drive as speed limits are low. We hired a convertible so was a lovely drive. Lands end so to speak... the southernmost point was an anti climax for me... not much to see or do other than some interesting architecture and usual touristy shops and bars... gonna need almost a full day from South beach so be warned
  • It's truly an incredible thing to see. If you haven't taken a picture here, you haven't been to Key West. I always manage to stop here no matter how many times I've stopped before. It a beautiful memory from a beautiful place. Enjoy!
  • If you want pics beside 'the' cone, be prepared for long line ups and waits, we were there mid week at 9a.m. If you can be happy with it in the background and strangers in the frame, a decent pic can be had by sitting on the wall and snapping as people move out of the way. But a definite must for "bragging rights". As one Key West guide told us, at that point you are closer to Cuba (90 miles away) than to a Walmart (129 miles away)!
  • If you go all the way to Key West this is definitely a must stop. The Southernmost point It's such an iconic spot. There was a little line but you can wait or just take a photo just off to the side. We had fantastic weather on New Years Day. What a great way to start the New Year! Enjoy!
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