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Key West Beaches

 Groupon: Get the Best Deal in New York Today! Key West beaches are small and narrow compared to beaches on the mainland of Florida, but visitors can still enjoy a great beach vacation here in Key West. Our largest beaches are Smathers Beach and Higgs Beach, both located on the south side of the island facing Cuba. There are various other  Key West beachesbut they are by far much smaller and less convenient. If you’re driving and you want to stop off at the beach, then your best bet is Smathers Beach. There’s free parking, a rarity in Key West, across the street under a row of palm trees. You have to have your car out of there by 11pm so don’t plan on parking there for anything other than beach-going or other daytime activities.

key west beachesIf you are in Old Town on foot and you want to hit one of the Key West beaches, then you can stroll down Duval Street, all the way to the southern end, and find yourself at South Beach. It’s a public beach with a bar behind it and a small concrete pier that’s a good platform for taking pictures. If you want to play a pick up game of beach volleyball in Key West, head to Smathers Beach. That’s also the place to enjoy watersports like wind surfing, kayaks, and parasailing. They also have beach chair rentals. Drive-up vendors also park here every day and sell things like Italian Ice and soft drinks. If it’s picnic tables and shelter you want at the beach, head for Higgs Beach, which has several pagodas with picnic tables behind the beach. There’s also an Italian restaurant behind Higgs Beach if you want to dine in style and not leave the beach area. It’s pricey though so you may want to consider making use of those free picnic tables while you’re at the beach.


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If you came to town with a dog and you want to hit Key West beaches, go to Dog Beach. It’s small but nowhere else will you find a place where Fido can enjoy the sand and water along with you. If you’re staying at the exclusive Westin Sunset Key resort, you will have your own private beach to go with your private island. Sunset Key is a private resort on a island just offshore from Key West, visible from Key West and accessible by regular ferry service. If you want to really get away from the crowds of Key West beaches, you can drive to Geiger Key, about ten miles from Key West. There’s a very long beach here, facing south. Free parking and plenty of room to stretch out and take a beach walk. You may also like to know that people sometimes like to go nude here.

So, for what Key Westkey west beach beaches lack in size, they make up for in variety and charm. Whether it’s beach volleyball you want or a place where you can enjoy the beach with your dog, there’s a Key West beach for you!