11 Key West Beaches You Cannot Miss on Your Next Visit

Key West is a beach bum magnet. Although it’s just a mile wide and four miles long, this island city boasts some of the most gorgeous beaches in the Florida Keys.

Not only are these oceanfront wonders picture-perfect, but they are also playgrounds for those who want to celebrate the sun and sand.

So, pack your swimsuit, lotion, sunnies, and head to our handpicked best favorites.


Whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, these beaches are sure to give you a healthy dose of vitamin sea.

11 Best Beaches on Key West 1. Smathers Beach Key West Smathers Beach is, hands down, the most popular beach in Key West. Stunning and action-packed.

2. South Beach Don’t let its name deceive you! Sure, it shares the same name but trust me, it’s nowhere as busy, fast-paced, and hectic as the famed South Beach in Miami.

3.  Rest Beach At 300 yards long, Rest Beach is pretty small, even when compared to the other best beaches on Key West. But, It has, the most picturesque sunsets and sunrises in the island city.

4. Higgs Beach Key West If you just want to relax, read a book, and sunbathe sans the crowds, this is the place to go. With its palm-fringed shore and tropical vibe, it’s quite easy on the eyes too.

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