is the largest and best beach in Key West. A favorite of locals and known for it's many activities.
The beach features many vendors selling food and drinks and vendors offering everything imaginable including sail boats and parasailing.
There's little surf, on Smather's but you can swim out a long ways before going over your head and there's NO danger of an undertow!
Life's good at Smather's Beach... Smather's features a long wide beach area and it has rest rooms and an area to shower off the salt water. There is good parking, lots of rental huts, bike paths, picnic tables, and volleyball nets. Smathers is located on S. Roosevelt Boulevard.
SOUTH BEACH Conveniently located with restaurants nearby. No rest rooms or rental locations are a drawback but the beach is still a favorite for many of the local crowd. Located at the end of Duval on the Atlantic Ocean. DOG BEACH The appropriately named Dog Beach is a perfect spot to take your four legged best buddy for a run along the ocean beach. The beach has a few rocks (Fido won't mind) and no facilities are present. Located at Vernon and Waddell St. HIGG'S BEACH Great beach for sun bathing and there is a play area for the kids. Higgs has decent facilities including, rest rooms, water sport rentals, rental huts, picnic area and a neat little restaurant that sits right on the beach.
Key West's Higg's Beach is one of the better
beaches in Key West
for snorkeling. The beach area is generous and their is a pier that has two ladders that make easy access for swimmers and snorkeling. There are also a number of old wooden dock supports in the water starting at the end of the pier that provide a safe haven for fish and other marine life. Location: End of Reynold's St. REST BEACH The sand is a little grainy but not bad and there is some plant life to deal. Short walk to get to the rest rooms. It is wheelchair accessible and has a picnic area. Nice little beach.
FORT ZACHARY TAYLOR One of the
better beaches in Key West
and usually a little more quiet that some of the other beaches. The park opens at 8:00 AM and is open until sunset. Rest rooms are available.
They also have a rental hut for any beach equipment that you might need, a gift store and small restaurant. The Fort Taylor beach is one of the better beaches in Key West for snorkeling. There are a couple of man made breakers that offer hiding places for many small fish and sea creatures.
The park has an admission fee of $8.50 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bikes. Entrance to the State Park is through the Truman Annex on Southard Street.
Fort Zachary Taylor Beach / Key West
Smathers Beach / Key West, Fl
Key West's Smathers Beach is considered by many to be the
best beach in the Key West area
. (Smathers is located just next door - Just a few steps away from our Key West Vacation Rental.)