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Smathers Beach

South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach chairs.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“nice beach” (101 reviews)
“food trucks” (64 reviews)
South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just spent a week across the street from Smathers Beach. Because of the time of year, August, there was A LOT of sea weed washed up on the beach. The city scrapes the beach every morning to get rid of the sea weed but...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my favorite beach on the island. Very calm big beach with real sand to lay out. There was seaweed when you first walk out but no rocks and smooth sand just a few steps out and the seaweed was overwhelming or smelly like...More

Thank mandipoo09
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a nice sand beach here. Probably the best one in Key West. It is on the opposite side of all the action on the Key

Thank Canesbiggdogg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palm Trees going down the beach really makes this a classic island beach. Very pretty for pictures. Parking was free and we never had an issue finding a spot. Personally, not my favorite swimming spot, but it was nice taking walks in the afternoon.

Thank CrisFM7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best beach on Key West, in our opinion. We parked by the road next to the beach. There was no shadow for the car...There are few places to find a shadow on the beach, so arrive early to find a palm tree or rent a...More

Thank Isenskjold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly clean and not over crowded public beach. Plenty of options for equipment rentals for average prices. Sat out on the beach every morning for coffee and felt like the only ones on the beach.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of all the Key West beaches, Smathers is definitely the best one as defined by size, white sand, cleanliness and rest room facilities.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I was married on this beach. It was very windy that day, but we were just happy to be getting married. There was people all around and we even had some folks that sit on the beach and watched us. There was...More

Thank dlwelborn1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach. Has a volleyball net, places to rent chairs. Able to fish and snorkel. Nice sandy beach. Downside is trying to find parking. To enter the beach, it is free.

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to hundreds of beaches around the world and this was not one of the better ones. However, it is because of environmental protections that this is so. There are large amounts of sea grass that make walking in the water interesting and...More

Thank Ponderosa72
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Kristin S
July 25, 2017|
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Response from mandipoo09 | Reviewed this property |
Higgs beach has a bar right on it. All beach you can drink they just don't want glass bottles.
Hope S
April 5, 2017|
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Response from MichaelKoch66 | Reviewed this property |
that is your best choice rather than rent