Key West Beaches
Key West Beaches Are The Best in Florida!
Get ready to soak up some sun on the beaches in Key West! While in the Conch Republic, be sure to spend some time on one of the beautiful and eclectic beaches. Each having something unique to offer, the beaches in the Florida Keys are where vacation memories are made. And if you want to golf, we have the only Caribbean style course in the US!
Key West Golf Club
Golfing in Key West is a one-of-a-kind experience that you just can’t get on the courses back home. Nowhere else in the United States can you yell “Fore!” while encountering fascinating wildlife in an exciting tropical setting. You’ll be taking in serene ocean views on this 200+ acre, 18-hole course as you face the challenge of the infamous “Mangrove Hole” and play on the impeccable greens located in the midst of lush Key West foliage.
Feel the velvety soft white sand between your toes on Key West’s longest beach. Lined with coconut trees, this beach offers a beautiful setting for volleyball games and soaking up some rays, while the water beckons you to enjoy a day of kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling and more. Activities abound at Smathers Beach; you may want to extend your stay!
Bahia Honda State Park
Located in the shadow of The Seven Mile Bridge is Bahia Honda State Park. Whether your visit here is short or long, dry or wet, it will not soon be forgotten. Bring your bathing suit and that book you’ve been wanting to read and relax at what Conde Nast, in 1992, called the “best beach in the continental US”. Camping is also available, along with other activities.
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Higgs Beach Park
Located on the Atlantic Ocean side of Key West, this beach is truly unique! Higgs Beach Park is home to the only shore-accessible underwater marine park in the United States. It also boasts a Civil War era fort, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Palm trees and picnic tables invite you to relax and enjoy a meal of Caribbean-inspired fare. You can also enjoy the new beachside Children’s Playground and secure dog runs, offering entertainment to every member of your family. Showcasing a remarkable view of sunrises, sunsets and gorgeous panoramic views of Key West, the White Street Pier is an attraction you don’t want to miss. Stretching out almost ¼ mile over the Atlantic, this fishing pier is often referred to as the “Road to Cuba”. Stroll down the wide, wooden pier and gaze into the clear turquoise waters. You’ll be sure to see a variety of fascinating marine life.
Key West Dog Beach
If you are traveling with your four-legged family members, this beach is a must for you. Key West Dog Beach offers your pup a rocky beach in which to race around unleashed. Fido will have a blast frolicking in the surf and meeting up with other vacationing pups.
Fort Zachary Taylor
Built in the mid-1800s, Fort Zachary Taylor is Florida’s southernmost state park. Guided tours are offered daily and are a great way to learn more about the history of Key West. Known by the locals as “Fort Zach”, this natural Key West beach, with its mild currents, is a favorite for swimming and snorkeling and is considered one of the best locales for beach scuba diving in the Florida Keys. Fort Zachary Taylor also offers great saltwater fishing, spots for afternoon picnicking, and two nature trails where you have the chance to spot rare and exotic birds who call Key West home.
NAS Key West Truman Annex Beach
Offering remarkable sunset views, this is one of our favorite Key West beaches! Warm sand and covered picnic areas make for a great escape. Grassy areas, a playground, a snack bar, and easy shower access also make this a great family beach.
Not to be confused the South Beach in Miami, this version is located in the heart of Old Key West. South Beach is the place to relax, Florida Keys style. With endless ocean views and a beachside bar, you’ll find true relaxation at South Beach. Home of the famous Southernmost Marker Buoy, you’ll want to snap a selfie before you kick off your flip-flops and lay in the sand, soaking up the Florida sun. Leave your cares and your tan lines behind, as tops are optional at this Key West beach.