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Address: South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 292 8190
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Activities: Parasailing, Kayaking, Swimming
Description: A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach...
A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach chairs.
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Smelly...like dirty diaper smelly.

Having never been to Key West before I was not familiar with any of the beaches. I searched a long time to find a hotel with a beach and was happy to book the Sheraton Suites... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Sue G
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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Coal City, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice beach, activities for rent parasailing etc. very relaxing. Weddings are done on the beach just beautiful. Fun place to come.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It's looks like paradise, but only until you start breathing. ..lol It stinks disgustingly!!!! It looks so ok beautiful , but it smells very very very bad!!!

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Garfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I'm glad I read the reviews before going because it was so disappointing. I didn't see any other beach because I didn't have time, but based on the reviews this was the best beach Key West had. It was stinky, dirty and the water is terrible. It's good if you just want to take pictures or sun bathe and then... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Having never been to Key West before I was not familiar with any of the beaches. I searched a long time to find a hotel with a beach and was happy to book the Sheraton Suites across the street. We were traveling with young kids and I was really looking forward to having the beach in such close proximity so... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While we didn't actually go, we did drive by several times. The smell was horrible and we were told by Key West residents to skip this beach.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice small beach. Key West is not known for its beaches and this is about as good as you will find in the Keys

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lots of sea weed. Will have water shoes next time. Did not stay long. Visually this place is amazing and not over crowded.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While this public beach was better than South Beach in Key West, it still isn't the place you really want to go if looking for the clear blue waters. The beach sand was clean and there were options to do water sports, there was a lot of debris in the water. The parking across the street in various spots doesn't... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We expected more. This beach and the water is full of (tons of it) smelly see weed. It smells like rotten eggs. We did not like it. Beaches in Miami are much better.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Smathers Beach is on the south side of the island. There are no breakwaters (as you find at Zachary State Park) and the beach line gets covered with a lot of seaweed every day. Crews remove as much as they can in early morning, but the rest cooks up in the sun and the place can get ripe by afternoon.... More 

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