Smathers Beach

Smathers Beach, 2601 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040


Welcome to Smathers Beach, a stunning stretch of sandy paradise along the southern shore of Key West. This picturesque beach, extending nearly two miles along South Roosevelt Boulevard, offers an idyllic setting for a range of activities. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun, engage in a friendly game of beach volleyball, or explore the waters with jet ski rentals, Smathers Beach has something for everyone. Its minimal waves make it perfect for leisurely swims and snorkeling in the designated swim zones. Visitors will find ample amenities, including well-maintained restrooms, shower facilities, and convenient vending trucks that offer a variety of snacks, beverages, chairs, and rafts. For those driving in, parking is available at $5 per hour, operational from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM from Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM on Sundays. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted. Open from sunrise to sunset, Smathers Beach is not just Key West's largest public beach but also a historical landmark, named after Senator George Smathers and known for being the finishing point of Diana Nyad's historic Cuba-to-Florida swim in 2013. Come and experience the unique charm of Smathers Beach, where the sand whispers tales of the tropics and the ocean beckons with its tranquil allure.