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Review of Smathers Beach

Smathers Beach
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$107.42*
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Key West Island Helicopter Tour
Ranked #33 of 180 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach chairs.
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We have been to KW dozens of times and usually spend the day at the hotel pool or doing something on the gulf. This time we rented a scooter and took a ride to this beach. We liked it so much we rented chairs and spent the day. The water was gorgious. We rented tubes and just floated for hours. Very fun relaxing place to go. Venders are around if your hungry and tere are bathrooms available.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

This too is a nice little beach, a quick and easy bike ride away. It was quiet quaint and clean. Plenty of bike parking, and there are plenty of vendors renting beach chairs, para-sailing and food.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Perfect little beach. It's not the swath of endless sand you'd get at Miami Beach or Santa Monica, but if you've ever had a mental image in your mind of a perfect white sand beach, turquoise waters with palms swaying in the breeze, this is it. The beach is a little seaweed-y, but it's a beach - that's part of its charm! Saw vendors renting lounge chairs for $10 each - not bad.

When I mentally escape to my "happy place" over the next little while, this will be it.

2  Thank shooting_star32
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is an easy bike ride from anywhere on the island. Lots of bicycle parking and food vendors if you don't pack a cooler. Fun people watching but there was a lot of seaweed that made getting int the water less desirable. Was very aware of the homeless population but they didn't approach us. Powdery sand and pretty water to look at and great palm tree pictures.

1  Thank Cyndi1956
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

This beach was dirty. There was debris in the water and on the shore. It was packed with people. There were a lot of CRAZY people. We brought a picnic lunch and an older man in a Speedo tried over and over to get our attention by slamming multiple Frisbees into the garbage can next to us (Mumbling under his breath the whole time). There is not a lot of natural shade. Instead, they have erected these ugly concrete gazebos. There was a man playing jamming on his guitar under one. He played for a few minutes before an intoxicated woman came over and harassed him. She kept saying “Come play closer to us!!!” grabbing at him. The seagulls at this beach were even aggressive. A bunch of them flocked my sister and stole half of her sandwich right out her hand. As we biked away, I couldn’t get that Jimmy Buffett song out of my head about Crazy Desdemona. Smathers Beach may have inspired it.

3  Thank Amy H
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