Key West Beaches
Nothing beats a relaxing day at the beach, and few are better than the beaches found in Key West. Key West boasts some of the most beautiful, sandy beaches anywhere! And with and average annual water temperature of 78 degrees (69 degrees in January to 87 degrees in August), Key West beaches are the perfect place for swimming and sunbathing. Most beaches are great for snorkeling too! Fishing is not allowed from the beach nor is nude or topless bathing. Fishing is allowed from the many city piers and you can check out fishing license requirements below
Smathers Beach is located along South Roosvelt Blvd.
This beach is over one half mile long. Although it is man made, it is meticulously kept and restrooms are available as is parking. Also available are concession stands featuring chair rentals, jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. Additionally, there are picnic tables, bike paths and volleyball nets.
FORT ZACHARY TAYLOR
Fort Zachary Taylor is a state park located at the end of Southard Street and is accesses by entering through Truman annex. Featuring free public restrooms, there is also a concession providing food and drink and chair rentals. Picnic tables and BBQ’s are provided throughout the park well. There is a modest entrance admission charge. The beaches are beautiful and are the prefect place to view a famous Key West Sunset.
Dog Beach is located next to the famous restaurant called Louie’s Backyard near Waddell and Vernon Streets. This is the favorite place for locals to let there pets to enjoy the beach. There are no restrooms or ammenities located here.
Higg’s beach is located at the end of Reynold’s Street and features public restrooms. It is located not far from the White Street pier which is a perfect place to fish. There are beautiful sandy beaches on the Atlantic ocean. There are chair rentals as well and numerous water sports rentals. For the children, there is playground facility. There are covered picnic tables as well as an excellent restaurant open both day and evenings.
Featuring soft white sand and local vegetation, rest beach is at the end of the White Street Pier which is a perfect place for terrific fishing. The pier is wheelchair accessible and nightly Yoga classesYoga are held there. Ther are public restrooms nearby as well as picnic tables. Follow White Street to it’s end at The Atlantic Ocean and you are there!
South Beach features beautiful sandy beaches and shallow turquoise water. Needless to say that it is a favorite among locals. Although there are no restrooms or concessions it‘s wonderful none the less. South Beach is located at the end of Key Wet’s famous Duval Street where is meets the Atlantic Ocean. The Southernmost Point is just steps away.