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A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach chairs.
South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First this beach is situated over by the airport, just south of it. I got there early in the day to eat my breakfast. There was a smell but after a few you didn’t notice it. A few people were on the beach and someone...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Smathers Beach based on mostly good reviews and I am not sure if it is the time of year or something else, but we literally walked on the beach and the smell was horrible. We kept walking to find a better location and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Citadel1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel was right across the street from the beach which we thought was great. Great, that is, until we got there. The smell on the beach was bad and unfortunately it did not improve out in the water. The concierge at the hotel told...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful beach except for the brown,smelly crap that was washing in. Very laidback beach, in crowded

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tammyprince-67
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

The sand is nice and soft and the beach is quiet. We managed to get a shady spot under some palm trees which was good but as per other reviews the smell from the seaweed is horrible and there is so much of it it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rachieroo_10
Reviewed August 5, 2019

The beach is pretty nice and groomed but There is quite a lot of seaweed in the ocean and it smells but it doesn’t seem bother the kids. Not sure if other beaches would be nicer.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cindy M
Reviewed August 4, 2019

We were looking so forward to it but only stayed about an hour. The water and beach was full of seaweed. Affiliated with the Sheraton . . .they have chairs and umbrellas and activities.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank AmyMtl
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

You cant swim and its smells horrible. The water is dark and full of sea weed. We only stay for 5 minutes and lefy.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Sister and I on a "bucket list" VayCay adventure from TN to Key West! She parasailed, I was chicken!) The beach was BEAUTIFUL! Hammocks, along side the beach under palm trees. BUT I MUST SAY, THE STINKY SARGASSUM SEAWEED was TERRIBLY UNBEARABLE!! Even indoors, I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Zarah P
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

The odor was awful in the streets and on the beach, water was not clear at all we stayed for 10 minutes and had to leave because of the smell.

Date of experience: July 2019
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August 28, 2019|
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Response from gtrtravel | Reviewed this property |
It was there when we visited in March of 2019. But it pooled in a certain spot against a peninsula where there is an entrance, restrooms and chair & umbrella rental. We moved just slightly away from there and had no problem... More
tracy l
August 11, 2019|
Response from Mimiwq62 | Reviewed this property |
There was not much seaweed when I was there in Feb.
Anna S
June 1, 2019|
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Response from cameraric | Reviewed this property |
No, parking is free.