Key West Smathers Beach
Lined with coconut trees and brushed with the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Smathers Beach is the best beach in Key West Florida. A half-mile stretch of soft sand, Smathers Beach is an ideal place for parasailing, kayaking, swimming or simply relaxing. Vendors rent beach chairs, umbrellas and water sports gear, and food trucks offer tasty treats. The beach features several picnic areas and restrooms and is popular with families as well as the party-hearty spring break college crowd. Catch the sunrise at Smathers Beach for a peaceful experience, enjoy an afternoon jog on the sidewalk, or return around sunset as the temperature cools but the energy level rises.
Smathers Beach is located on the southern coast of Key West Island along Florida State Road A1A. You’ll find metered parking starting from Mile Marker 1, and restrooms at the beach are open from 7AM to 4:30PM. Don’t forget your sunscreen; Key West is close to the equator and even on a cloudy day, the sun is fierce.