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A pretty public beach; several vendors rent water sports gear and beach chairs.
South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Smathers is a very nice beach. It is perfect in the morning, but it would be better if dogs were allowed. I realize that some dog owners fail to comprehend the importance in cleaning up after your pet, but those of that do tend to...More

Thank Benjamin V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach stretches pretty far so is close to most places in Key West. With most beaches in Key West being private it is hard to find a public beach. Not only is this a public beach but you wouldn't know its like having your own...More

Thank Banksj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got an all-day beach pass which allowed us to parasail, take out a Hobie Cat, and other things we didn't have time or interest to do.

Thank Cantey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sheraton Suites directly across from Smathers Beach so we could enjoy it every day. It did not disappoint, although the seaweed on the shoreline was a bit of a distraction. The beach itself had sugar sand, was clean, and the hotel...More

Thank secguy56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A long and quite beach. What’s surprised us was it’s cleanliness. There were algae every where but they cleaned the water and algae where by the sea shore. Soft and white sand. Easy and free parking.

Thank Alicia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the beach...any beach. This was one that our hotel shuttled us to. Very authentic Keys feel. Lounge chairs and towels were provided by our hotel but you can rent them and an umbrella. Water sports rental onsite and bathrooms onsite. Lots of seaweed...More

Thank FLSeasidedreaming
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We biked down the seawall so passed every inch of this beach. We didn’t actually stop and visit the beach because the smell is so horrible from the rotting seagrass that I ended up holding my breath for up to a minute. How anybody could...More

5  Thank shan262
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Smelled bad and seaweed everywhere. I wouldn't even get in it. My husband and son and friend went in only to find bigger seaweed and felt like snot. Beautiful beach terrible water. I knew as soon as I seen all that seaweed it wasn't going...More

3  Thank marydU872KH
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I attended my first beach wedding here at Smathers. It was an amazing place for a wedding, and as I understand, quite popular for that. The beach itself was nice. As mentioned in other reviews, there was some seaweed washing ashore, but nothing major. I...More

Thank DaytonaGuy
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Good amount of vendors at this beach with chairs/umbrellas and paddleboards, kayaks, etc. We were staying at the Sheraton across the street so this was a very convenient beach for us to hang out at. It's not a huge wide beach, but you can walk...More

Thank Melissa M
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Lynda G
31 July 2018|
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Response from littlek8_55 | Reviewed this property |
I got married on Smathers in 2016, be sure and get a license from city hall. Super nice people there. Just google getting married in Key West and they will have all your answers.
5 June 2018|
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Response from 1specialkay | Reviewed this property |
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