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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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