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Smathers Beach

Key West is all about water.  On any given day, you’ll see locals and visitors boating, parasailing, kayaking, fishing, sun bathing, exercising along the shoreline, or just walking barefoot along the beaches in Key West. And Smathers Beach is a local favorite.

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Smathers Beach, Key West

Smathers Beach in Key West, FL

Smathers Beach

Smathers Beach is easy to get to on South Roosevelt Boulevard along the ocean side of Key West. You can park along South Roosevelt Boulevard and the beach is right there.

There’s bathrooms, showers, and vendors renting kayaks, beach chairs, and parasailing trips that keep you close to shore.  The sand isn’t pristine and a lot of seaweed washes up but it’s an awesome location looking out into the ocean waters.

You should bring a beach chair (or rent one) and book to kick back and relax.  If you want vigorous exercise, you can run, walk, rollerblade, or ride a bike along the sidewalk path.  For beach activities, there’s usually a volleyball game late afternoon you can join in on.

Smathers Beach Rentals

You can rent a sailboat or schedule para sailing on Smathers Beach in Key West

Spring break attracts tons of college students onto Smathers Beach for sun bathing, volleyball, and partying.  On the downside around late summer (August), the beach can get a bit smelly – kind of a rotting sea life-ocean smell.  But for the majority of time, it’s not smelly and a great beach to relax and have fun on!

There are no hotels on this beach but there is a condo complex directly across the street called La Brisa that offers seasonal rentals.

Smathers Beach Volleyball

Volleyball on Smathers Beach, Key West

The sidewalk that runs along Roosevelt Blvd past Smathers Beach runs for several miles and is a good place to go for a walk, run, or bike ride.

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