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Key West Beaches

Several Key West beaches are ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. The four popular public Key West Beaches in town are easy to find: Higgs, Smathers, and South beaches and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park all offer safe waters, white sand, and convenient bathrooms, showers, snack bars, and Key West beach equipment rentals. For an adventurous day trip, take the cruise Dry Tortugas for some world-class snorkeling. Swimming is at your own risk on Key West beaches, and topless and nude bathing are illegal on Key West Beaches.

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Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Florida's southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as U.S. military history. The fort was one...

601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 8am until sundown, 365 days See notes
Smathers Key West Beach

Smathers Beach

Smathers Beach is located alongside South Roosevelt Blvd. South Roosevelt Blvd (or "the beach road", as it is known) is popular with locals, and from around 5am...

South Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 6 am - 11 pm Free

Higgs Beach

Higgs Beach in Old Town Key West is a favorite hangout for locals. The popular Salute bar and restaurant is on hand to provide refreshments and food. ...

1000 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 6 am - 11 pm Free

South Beach

Rent a beach chair for the day or spread a towel on the sugary white sand for free. When thirst or hunger beckon, stroll a few short feet to the Southernmost Be...

South Beach, Key West, FL 8am - restaurant close Free

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