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Smathers Beach

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About the Beach

As one of the four beaches within the City, Smathers Beach is well-known by visitors during spring break.  Smathers Beach hosts approximately 150,000 patrons annually. Smathers Beach is the largest public beach in Key West, Florida, United States.  It is approximately a half mile long.  The beach is located on the island's south side, along the Atlantic Ocean and State Road A1A, and begins at mile marker zero, the beginning of A1A.


 Amenities include:

  • Beach volleyball nets
  • Jet ski rentals
  • Restrooms
  • Shower facilities
  • Volleyball courts


Parking is $5 per hour from the following hours:
Monday through Saturday
8:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Midnight)
12:00 PM (Noon) to 12:00 AM (Midnight)
Residential Permits
Residential permits are valid for 4 hours, one time per day.  No overnight parking.