On an island filled with private beaches, this popular stretch of public shoreline is among the most majestic. Featuring over a half-mile (0.8 kilometer) of white, palm-lined sand, Smathers Beach is a destination for water sports lovers and those seeking quiet time in the sun. Spend a day snorkeling, kayaking or playing beach volleyball as you make friends on the beach known for its social atmosphere.
Smathers Beach is a quiet stretch of coast in the morning. Enjoy a stroll along the sand as the sun rises, a tranquil experience that couples will love. By midmorning cars will have begun to arrive and the beach will have a lively atmosphere. Rent a volleyball and play on one of the three permanent courts spread along the beach. If you’re on your own you’ll have no trouble finding people to join you.
The trucks that line the beach can rent you everything from kayaks to snorkeling gear, making Smathers Beach a great place for those wanting to attempt new water sports. Try paragliding above the water or dive below the surface to discover the fish that call the offshore waters home. Rent a kayak to explore farther afield. In just a short time you can reach a number of other beaches or spot landmarks along the Atlantic Ocean shore.
Return to Smathers Beach to satisfy the hunger you’ve worked up. Food vendors sell fresh seafood, burgers and drinks from trucks and stands along the beach.
Smathers Beach is located approximately 1.5 mile (2.4 kilometers) from Mallory Square and can be reached on foot or by bicycle in less than 15 minutes. Its ample, free parking makes it one of the most convenient beaches in Key West. Pack the car full of food and drinks and enjoy a picnic on one of the many picnic tables.
Nestled on the beach, this Key West hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Higgs Beach, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. Smathers Beach and Key West Art and Historical Society are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated near the airport, this romantic resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Higgs Beach, Smathers Beach and Key West Art and Historical Society. Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in the heart of Key West, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Key West Harbour, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Southernmost Point and Mallory Square are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated on the waterfront, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fort East Martello Museum and Gallery and Key West Art and Historical Society. Smathers Beach is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.
Located in Key West, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of South Beach, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and Southernmost Point.
Situated near the airport, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort East Martello Museum and Gallery and Key West Art and Historical Society. Smathers Beach is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
Situated in Key West, this historic condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of Higgs Beach and Smathers Beach. Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Key West Historic District, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Duval Street, Audubon House and Tropical Gardens and Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Mallory Square and Southernmost Point are also within 1 mile (2 km).