Key West Beach

Beaches in Key West, Florida

Key West Beach

Are you planning your next get-away to Key West Florida? There are some beautiful sunny beaches located in the west key and it is the perfect spot for your next vacation. You can soak up some sun, relax on the beach or even meet some new friends. Whatever your reason is, the Florida Keys has plenty to offer you.

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

View Larger Map Fort Zachary Taylor Beach Key West

Image:Evelyn Proimos
Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

One first beach you can spend your time in Key West is Fort Zachary Taylor Beach. It is a pre-civil war beach made up of about 87 acres. Its beach is textured with a mix of sand and coral. If you are the type that enjoys deep sea diving, you can even do some snorkeling to view the tropical fish and the rock pile barriers. You can reach Fort Zachary Taylor Beach by bicycle quicker, but if you would like a nice long enjoyable walk, you can also travel by foot as well. You may also drive up to the beach and park in the available spots or be dropped off by taxi near the concession stand.

Smathers Beach

View Larger Map Smathers Beach Key West

Image:Evelyn Proimos
Smathers Beach Key West

The largest beach located in Key West is Smathers Beach. Its southern shore-line seems to travel on forever, totaling about two miles long. Rumor has it, that the sands located on Smathers Beach is brought in from the Bahamas-but only you as a tourist can verify that when you visit! There are plenty of activities to participate on the beach as well. Some of them include playing volleyball, participating in water sports such as jet-skiing, para-sailing and windsurfing. You can even relax and do some tanning while you are there too. While there may not be much waves for surfing, snorkelers can dive under water to see some of the small sea life that lives under the shore.

Fort Jefferson State Park Beach

View Larger Map Fort Jefferson Beach

Image:Mo and Ruby 1
Fort Jefferson and Dry Tortugas

Fort Jefferson State Park beach is almost 90 miles away from Key West. While it may seem quite far, it is one of the most beautiful and fascinating beaches to see. This is a beach that will take almost a day to tour from with the number of activities that you can do. You can dine for breakfast and lunch at Jefferson State Park and go snorkeling later on. If you want to catch some of the history of Key West, you can take a guided tour of the fort too. Another exciting activity available on the beach is the Dry Tortugas Beach seaplane. On the seaplane, you can view the back-country islands and see all of the stunning scenery.

If you are looking to spend some time under the sun, get your feet wet in ocean or learn about the history of Key West, then the beaches are an ideal place to visit. There is so many activities available to participate in, so there won't ever be a chance that your time will grow dull. Key West has plenty to offer for everybody whether it be a trip with your friends or a vacation with the family.