Key West Beaches

Choose from a variety of pristine, sandy beaches while on a stay in Key West. Depending on visitors’ particular interests, they might have a preference of which beach to visit. Swimming and snorkeling are available anywhere, but pay attention if you’re interested in a ride on a beach cruiser or some beach volleyball!

  • Dog Beach: Located next to the one and only Louie’s Backyard, the dog beach is not ideal for laying out on the sand. Dogs will love frolicking in the water, going on swims, and playing fetch during their vacation.
  • Fort Zachary Taylor: Fort Zachary Taylor is a large park featuring some of the best beaches in Key West. There is an admission charge, but it’s entirely worth it since visitors are privy to a bathroom, chair rentals, picnic tables, and more. This is the perfect destination for a beach picnic.
  • Higg’s Beach: Sandy Higg’s Beach is another good stop for a beach picnic or volleyball. The beach has activities for kids and adults with beach activities, a playground, a pier, restrooms, restaurants, and more. For a thrilling day of beach-filled activities, Higg’s Beach is the best place to be.
  • Rest Beach: The beach is properly titled “Rest Beach” due to its calming sand and lush vegetation. The pier offers some fishing, and there are nightly yoga classes so that visitors rest well.
  • Smather’s Beach: Smather’s is a man-made beach on South Roosevelt Boulevard. This is the optimal place for a beach cruise on a bike, and if guests didn’t bring any, there are rentals availabe. The beach offers other exciting amenities like water sports rentals, volleyball nets, picnic tables, and more.
  • South Beach: South Beach is a shallow beach at the end of Duval Street. See the beautiful Atlantic ocean from its concrete pier and enjoy the safe, warm water.