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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“nice beach” (117 reviews)
“white sand” (49 reviews)
“lot of seaweed” (24 reviews)
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South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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"nice beach"
in 117 reviews
"white sand"
in 49 reviews
"lot of seaweed"
in 24 reviews
"pretty beach"
in 14 reviews
"key west beaches"
in 12 reviews
"rent chairs"
in 16 reviews
"food vendors"
in 12 reviews
"paddle boards"
in 17 reviews
"shore"
in 37 reviews
"rocks"
in 35 reviews
"watersports"
in 16 reviews
"ocean"
in 47 reviews
"keys"
in 53 reviews
"kw"
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"sunset"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Let's face it folks you don't go to Key West for the beaches. But Smathers Beach was a nice sandy beach but the water was rocky. It offers free parking, public restrooms and $10 chair and umbrella rentals. Parasailing and SUP board rentals were also...More

1  Thank littlek8_55
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very quiet beach. It isn't crowded at all. If you plane to go there you should definitely pack a cooler as to there is nothing around. We spent a couple of hours there and enjoy it not be crowded . You could...More

1  Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are looking for a free place to kick it up and get a tan, this is the place. There is plenty of sand for everyone, although I would gather that during high season (the snow birds) it might fill up. The beach is...More

1  Thank 760edwards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wondered why there was so much available free parking. Then we walked onto the beach and the smell was unreal. Turned around and ran back to the car.

Thank dstorm91
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only not so good part was the debris on the beach and dead fish. They did have picnic tables but I ran into the side that did not have the bench across it...it was just wood and man that hurt. Water was warm but...More

1  Thank Christina T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Key West isn't really known for their beaches, but this is by far the largest of the five. If you're looking for a beautiful beach take the Yankee Freedom to Dry Tortugas for a day trip. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picture perfect, even after summer thunder storms. Delightful white sand. Totally uncrowded. Wish I had found this beach before the week was nearly finished! I would have come several times.

Thank Marty M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were here, the beach area was very lovely and not too crowded. The ocean was full of sea grass and not at all enjoyable to walk thru to get out further. My family all went out quite a ways in the water and...More

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A postponed visit originally scheduled for October 2017. Beach has white sand but was fouled by enormous amount of turtle grass. The smell was offensive. The swimming was impossible.

Thank Scottie19512
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Key West and wanted to spend some time at the beach with our kids. It was important for us to get somewhere with shallow water and not a rocky beach. Smathers beach is shallow, sandy (brought from the Caribbean), has bathrooms, outdoor...More

Thank A K
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littlek8_55
June 5, 2018|
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Response from T5852AG-Dennis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, street parking, and if wondering about bathroom facilities,yes.
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rgne2016
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Alysse712 | Reviewed this property |
The bathrooms are easily accessible if you use the sidewalk adjacent to the beach rather than walk on the sand. They're on the West end of the beach. I'm sure you could rent a portable unit if needed, but that'll be based on... More
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