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Key West Beaches Information


 


Clyde's
Key West
Beaches Information
Check out some of the general information and tips
on the Beaches in Key West. Where they are my help you decide just where you want to stay.

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Beaches are in Key West.
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These are the main beaches that you will find in Key West plus some smaller ones.
Other than these most all the beaches are part of the major hotels that are on the water.
Before I go any further lets make one thing clear. The beaches in Key West are not what most people envision Tropical Island beaches to be. Unlike most Islands in the world the Florida Keys are made of coral. In general the Keys are very sallow and surrounded by a living reef system. This reef system creates a extremely large lagoon that the entire Florida Keys reside in. With the Atlantic Ocean to our east, and the Gulf of Mexico on our west. To most peoples surprise we have no waves. Without waves you don't have sand. These is good for reefs because sand and reefs Don't mix. The grains of sand kill the living coral by clogging the opening to the living chamber of the coral pulp, or the shifting sand covers and suffocates the entire piece of reef. On the other hand this is not so nice for the Key West beaches in the way most people envision beaches to be. Most the beaches are made up of crushed coral, and various sizes of coral rock with some sand mixed in. If you plan on spending a lot of time on the various beaches I very much recommend you make a trip to K-mart when you first get here and buy a pair of beach shoes. They run about $5 or $6 and will make your beach experience a lot more enjoyable. What also works is regular flip flops, so if you got some don't forget to pack them. This is really good advise if you have kids they will enjoy the beaches a lot more wearing flip flops.


The Beach at Fort Zack
Part of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
 


The Beach at Fort Zack
 


Higgs Beach
 


Higgs Beach
The south end of White Street


Smathers Beach
Next to the Airport
 


Smathers Beach
 


South Beach Key West
 

South Beach
South end of Duval Street

Dog Beach
Located next to Louie's Backyard (Vernon and Waddell)


Dog Beach
 


Simonton Beach
 

Simonton Beach
The north end of Simonton Street

Rest Beach
Between Higgs and Smathers Beaches


Rest Beach Key West
 



 

Some Beaches up the Keys

Here is some information on some of the beaches you will find as you drive down to Key West. Some make a nice day trip for the family.
 


Geiger Key Beach
 


Geiger Key Beach 
About mile marker 12 turn at circle K then
to the end about 3 miles
"Unofficially Clothing Optional once pass the barricades"


Anne's Beach
Mile Marker 73.5, Lower Matecumbe
Islamorada


Anne's Beach
 


Sombrero Beach Marathon
 


Sombrero Beach Marathon
50th Street Gulf, Marathon, FL
 


Bahia Honda State Park
mile marker 36.5
 


Bahia Honda Beach
 


Veterans Memorial Beach
 

 

Veterans Memorial Beach
At mile marker 40 (Little Duck Key)
 


 




 



















 

 
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