A favorite of locals and guests alike, Smathers Beach is a must-visit while in Key West. This mile-long strip of beach is located on the south side of the island at Mile Marker 0. It runs along Roosevelt Boulevard and is considered to be the largest public beach in Key West.
Smathers Beach is a spring break hotspot, popular for beach sports, water recreation, parasailing, swimming, people watching, and relaxing. There are several street vendors running along Roosevelt Boulevard, with plenty of food and drink options daily.
The beach itself is covered in luscious white sand, dotted with coconut palms, and filled with shallow, clear waters. There is a pleasant 79-degree average here year round, making it a true tropical paradise.