Located in the Florida Keys, Key West is widely regarded as the southernmost city in the United States due to its island location. The island city is well-known among visitors for its variety of stunning natural and man-made beaches, both of which are located on the island. Key West is a one-mile-wide and four-mile-long island in the Florida Keys.
In fact, Duval Street is the most well-known street in the entire city as it conveniently attracts foreign visitors because of its proximity to Havana. Here are some of the most well-known beaches ranked by Tripadvisor.
9 Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Fort Zachary Taylor beach, located at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, is Key West's nicest beach, boasting crystal-clear water, excellent snorkeling, and a shaded picnic pavilion. Recent visitors noted that it provides great snorkeling opportunities for beginners despite it being as powdery soft as other Florida beaches. In fact, this beach was given the traveler’s choice award as it was ranked first with 6,930 reviews on TripAdvisor with a 4.5 over five stars rating.
8 Dry Tortugas National Park Beach
The Dry Tortugas, an isolated series of islands off the coast of Florida's Key West, provides an exhilarating retreat during our Everglades to Key West tour. The Dry Tortugas is a dream-like journey back in time. They have a unique sense of tranquility because of their hidden treasures, secret beaches, and other attractions. Aside from its own park, this also offers beaches and different outdoor activities that have been loved by many of its visitors. In fact, it has 5,246 reviews on TripAdvisor with a five-flat stars rating.
7 Bahia Honda State Park
Although it is not geographically on the island of Key West, this beach is one of the most beautiful natural beaches in the Florida Keys. This beach park has stunning white sand beaches, and several miles of natural trails alongside excellent snorkeling options to explore. However, dogs are not allowed on the beaches, buildings, or even in cabins inside the park. Thi beach has a total of 4,068 reviews on TripAdvisor with a 4.5 over five stars rating.
6 Smathers Beach
One of Key West's best-known beaches is Smathers Beach. There are many people in Key West, and this is one of the beaches where people flock together. The island's southernmost point is where a two-kilometer-long beach may be found. Some of the most popular outdoor activities here are parasailing, windsurfing and biking. In fact, this beach has a total of 1,441 reviews on Tripadvisor with a 3.5 rating over a five-star rating.
5 South Beach
South Beach, despite its tiny size, continues to be one of the most popular beaches in Key West, thanks to its convenient location and welcoming island atmosphere. Although there are no restaurant facilities on the beach, it is only a short walk away from some incredible street restaurants. This beach has a total of 960 reviews on TripAdvisor with a flat-four over five stars rating.
4 Higgs Beach
Higgs Beach, which is located at the end of Reynold's Street, is a popular destination for sunbathers and families. It features a playground for children, picnic tables, beach chairs for rent, restrooms, and a variety of water sports and activity rentals. The adjoining restaurant, which is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, is also a good option for dining. This beach has a total of 826 reviews on TripAdvisor with a flat-four over five stars rating.
3 Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club
Beautiful gardens and a lengthy, private beach are two of this property's most notable features. Casa Marina Key West, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is an opulent historic hotel in Key West, Florida, that was built in the 1920s. The beaches here in this resort are among the popular beaches in Key West, especially near a resort and it is a private beach for the customers of the resort. It has 314 reviews on TripAdvisor with a four-flat over five stars rating.
2 Simonton Street Beach
Located on Key West's southernmost point, Simonton Street Beach is an undeveloped sand beach with restroom facilities and a boat ramp for recreational use on Key West's gulf side, where it is accessible by car or by foot. The majority of tourists come from the surrounding area. It is not particularly noteworthy that the beach itself is conveniently located and can be reached in a short amount of time on foot. It has 97 reviews on TripAdvisor with a flat-four over five stars rating.
1 Rest Beach
Rest Beach Park, located on the scenic Key West shore, offers a small sandy beach with palm trees, as well as a variety of convenient amenities and services. It is a pleasant spot to take a walk or have a picnic at any time of day. Despite the fact that it is around three hundred yards long, it provides a pleasant and soothing ambiance while also great opportunities to see some amazing island sunrises and sunsets. It has 13 reviews with a four-flat over five stars rating.