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“Its a pretty place for a sunrise but smelly for swimming or just laying there.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Smathers Beach

Smathers Beach
South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
305 292 8190
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Ranked #57 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Beaches
Activities: Parasailing, Kayaking, Swimming
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Owner description: A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach chairs.
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“Its a pretty place for a sunrise but smelly for swimming or just laying there.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

We could not swim in the water since the sceptic tank like smell was extremely bad. The beach was clean but the worst part was the smell. We did catch the sunrise which was pretty from here. Dont come here if you want a good beach experience.

Visited April 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California
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“Nice beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Smathers beach is one of only a few public beaches in Key West, so options are limited. Access to this beach is easy by shuttle service if you staying at one of the main hotels nearby.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, FL
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“Clean, and a fantastic sidewalk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The day that we visited Smathers Beach, it was pristine. Perhaps it had just been cleaned? There were some homeless people hanging out near the bathrooms, but as it was early morning, they weren't really bothering anybody. We went not for the beach, but to walk and jog on the amazing sidewalk that runs north from Smathers. What a great view, and a great way to get some exercise.

Visited March 2013
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Beaver Falls, New York
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“Nice sandy beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Went for a late morning early afternoon trip. There was a lot of sea grass on the edge of the beach that you had to walk through to get to the water. Plenty of chairs and umbrellas to rent ( a little pricey at 10$ each if you are only there a short time)

Visited March 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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“Great beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Would have been 5 stars, but there was so much grass in the water. Water was beautiful, beach was clean other than the grass and easy access, but note that the bathrooms might be quite a hike.

Visited March 2013
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