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Address: South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 292 8190
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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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It's a free public beach but bring your wallet

Free public beac but a basic beach chair will cost you $10 per chair plus $10 for an umbrella. Several homeless people must call this their home as there were several the day we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
jfernholz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free public beac but a basic beach chair will cost you $10 per chair plus $10 for an umbrella. Several homeless people must call this their home as there were several the day we visited. The bathrooms were BEYOND DISGUSTING!!!!!!! Do not use them!!!! Beach is great and the view is beautiful! It's "free" and to find anything free in... More 

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Thank jfernholz
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we took time out to enjoy the public free beach here. There were very few people on it so we pretty much had it to ourselves.

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Thank Happy10798
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rode our bikes here form Coconut Mallory it's a Nice beach but not the best in Key West. It was a bit windy for us.

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Thank Terrylesnap
Grove City
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

didn't stop, it was raining and cool that day. definetly would visit on a sunny warm day. parking is limited, sand appeared clean, maybe next time I can enjoy the beach.

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Thank weasels2
Ashburn, Virginia
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Key West isn’t known for its beaches (or lack thereof), but this man made beach is nice. We went early morning just to take a walk on it. It’s a decent size and the sand is soft and clean. There is a lot of seaweed where water meets the sand, but still nice.

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Thank Melissa F
Red Oak, Iowa
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful beach; they brought in white sand from the Bahamas. Sunset Watersports has a booth there and you can rent chairs, umbrellas, watersport activities such as sailing, boards, etc. They are very nice and helpful. Or you can shake out your towel and just enjoy the beach for free.

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Thank Jill B
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Short Beach, manmade. Water is cold in January. Not swimming weather in January. Nice walk - but short form end to end. Machines there always cleaning the beach which is nice to see. A lot of debris collects.

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Thank LLaury
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, we stop here to take in the moment! Great scenery, fresh air and beautiful views. Tomorrow is not guaranteed for anyone, so stop and enjoy the moment!

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Thank Kevin C
Cranford, New Jersey
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many beaches around both coasts and this one was nice. There is free parking available right at the beach with hardly any walk at all. The beach itself is fairly narrow and very clean with soft sugar-like sand. It reminded us of the sand at Siesta Key, near Sarasota. I think this is the largest beach... More 

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Thank PMCranford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the beach here today. A man made beach. It's pleasant enough - but the bathrooms are horrendous. Sooooooo dirty. Things dripping off the toilets - yellow and brown. No toilet paper. No soap (or any sign of it) at the sink. No doors For privacy. Smelly. Filthy. A shame. Beach was very breezy and nice. Crazy seaweed... More 

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