Smathers Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting


About Smathers Beach

Largest public beach in Key West. The beach is lined with coconut trees, and is approximately a half mile long.

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Attractions Near Smathers Beach

Fort East Martello Museum

Fort East Martello Museum

1.37km from Smathers Beach

The Fort East Martello Museum is an exciting destination for history buffs and curious thinkers alike. From its unique collection of artifacts - ranging from memorabilia from the battles of the Spanish-American War to a plethora of relics from Key West's days as a cigar manufacturer - to its outdoor courtyards filled with century-old artillery and cannons, this museum is sure to provide hours upon hours of enriching entertainment.

Edward B. Knight Pier

Edward B. Knight Pier

1.66km from Smathers Beach

Edward B. Knight Pier is a stunning beachfront destination on the Atlantic Coast. It is well-known for its expansive boardwalk that stretches around 1,100 feet of crystal clear waters and glistening white sands. Anglers love to cast their lines off of the pier, hoping to catch some mackerel or snapper while admiring the majestic views of surrounding Florida Keys. All visitors are treated to an array of outdoor activities like parasailing and dolphins watching boat tours as well as green spaces.

West Martello Tower and Key West Garden Club

The West Martello Tower and Key West Garden Club, are a fascinating mix of history and nature. The West Martello Tower is a Civil War-era stronghold that was initially built in the 1860s for defensive purposes but has since been transformed into an award-winning historic site and gardens area. Meanwhile, the Key West Garden Club is dedicated to cultivating native tropical flowers throughout the Key West area and hosts various events including art festivals and educational programs.

Louie's Backyard

Louie's Backyard

2.5km from Smathers Beach

Louie’s Backyard is a beautiful spot located in Monroe County, Florida. With its scenic views of the gulf and beautiful vegetation, the serene nature makes it a great destination for anyone looking to get away from it all. Whether you’re interested in a funny fishing trip with your friends or an opportunity to let loose and relax, Louie’s Backyard has something for everyone. The charming cabanas are perfect for lounging, while the tiki bar provides refreshments and drinks to savor.

Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery

2.86km from Smathers Beach

The Key West Cemetery is a unique and interesting place. Established in 1847, this cemetery is the oldest cemetery in the area and has 2 historic monuments located on the grounds. The graves represent a diverse range of people, including many immigrants who passed away while traveling through Florida's Key West region. The cemetery was created to honor those individuals as well as other prominent citizens of the Keys area.

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

Butterfly park that houses from 50 to 60 different species of live butterflies from around the world in a climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat.

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Monroe County

Monroe County

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Monroe County includes the islands of the Florida Keys. Although 87% of the county's land area is on the mainland, that region is part of the Everglades and is virtually uninhabited. Over 99% of the county's population lives on the Florida Keys.

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