Key West

Florida

Key West-Gateway To The Caribbean

 

About 90 miles north of Cuba, Key West is the southernmost location in the continental United States. This island is the last Florida Key linked by the Overseas Highway and offers a blend of tropical azure waters, exotic foliage and a history of some notorious and notable figures such as Ernest Hemingway.

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Dry Tortugas, Loggerhead Key
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Key West Beach
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Smathers Beach

Top Key West Beaches

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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic Park

 

Key West’s favorite beach, located at the southern end of the park, provides opportunities for picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. Go to website...

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Smathers Beach

 

One of the largest beaches on the island. Not as white as others in Florida, but most come to Key West for the nightlife and other revelry. Beach equipment rentals available and free parking.

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South Beach

 

Arrive early for your social media pictures with the famous southernmost point buoy. Maybe not the quietest spot on the island but definitely worth the stop.

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Higgs Beach

 
Bring the whole family to Higgs Beach to swim, snorkel or just enjoy the sand. Rent umbrellas and beach lounges from vendors nearby.  Food, beverages, showers and bathrooms available.

Things To Do in Key West

Besides its beaches, Key West offers plenty of ways to enjoy this island paradise including sailing, snorkeling and kayaking tours. Once the preferred vacation getaway for Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and President Harry S. Truman, the island is home to more than a few historical treasures. You will find museums scattered throughout the island, but most of the activity is concentrated near Duval Street, known for its souvenir shops, dining, and nightlife.

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Explore a 19th-century fort sitting in the middle of crystal clear water and an abundance of marine life. Enjoy camping, swimming, diving, snorkeling, boating, and exploring the fort. Go to website...