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Smathers Beach

South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach chairs.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“nice beach” (102 reviews)
“great sand” (9 reviews)
South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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1 - 10 of 889 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would consider myself to be a beach connoisseur and this was not the one for me. It was dirty and crowded and yuck. Dipped my toes in the water and left. Sorry.

Thank Park-Cav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasn't bad, but Higgs was a better experience but it was nice with palm trees being used as shade.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice sandy beach in the keys ... also has a changing room and showers. Plenty of room and parking is never a problem Lucian Reed Appomattox

Thank lucianreed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to have a beach photo session! or just to lounge around and relax! Less rocks on this beach. :)

Thank kristyingram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach! Love how far you can walk out - kids loved it! Beach was not too busy, water was warm. Sunset Sports rents chairs and umbrellas for a reasonable price

Thank Brandi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drive along the coast line in a golf cart or small car, the wind and views are relaxing, a must visit

Thank C S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Ft Lauderdale area this beach was not up to our standards. It was not clean and there were jetties with sharp rocks. Key West is not known for it's beaches. Go further North for nice beach areas

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for white sandy beaches.... find an island in the Caribbean. But if you are in Key West, this place will do! Nice, quite public beach along A1A South Roosevelt Boulevard. It is not a natural beach as the Atlantic does not...More

Thank XXLDaddy
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We just spent a week across the street from Smathers Beach. Because of the time of year, August, there was A LOT of sea weed washed up on the beach. The city scrapes the beach every morning to get rid of the sea weed but...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite beach on the island. Very calm big beach with real sand to lay out. There was seaweed when you first walk out but no rocks and smooth sand just a few steps out and the seaweed was overwhelming or smelly like...More

Thank mandipoo09
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Rick L | Reviewed this property |
Uber or cab. It's a few miles from the dock.
Kristin S
25 July 2017|
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Response from mandipoo09 | Reviewed this property |
Higgs beach has a bar right on it. All beach you can drink they just don't want glass bottles.
Hope S
5 April 2017|
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Response from MichaelKoch66 | Reviewed this property |
that is your best choice rather than rent