Author: Akram

Bahama Village

Due to their proximity to the Keys (about 275 miles from Key West; 55 miles from the closest islands to mainland Florida), the islands of the Bahamas have always been a source of influence and immigration for Key West. The islands’ original inhabitants were the Lucayan, Arawakan-speaking Taino peoples; after Columbus made his first New […]

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C.B. Harvey Memorial Rest Beach

Rest Beach or C.B. Harvey as it is  known by the locals is a relatively new addition to the list of Key West public beaches. C.B. Harvey Memorial Rest Beach is named after Cornelius Bradford Harvey, a former Key West mayor and city commissioner. It is a compact 300-yard-long strip of sand and vegetation that […]

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South Beach

To find one of the most conveniently-located Key West public beaches, look along the island’s Atlantic shore for South Beach, one of the smallest of Key West public beaches. A 200-foot-long pocket beach tucked away at the lower end of Duval Street, South Beach is bounded by the back wall of a resort development on […]

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Higgs Beach

Families love Higgs Beach because it is a true all-in-one beach fun zone. Higgs Beach is the public beach at Clarence Higgs Beach Park, a Monroe County Park. Like Fort Zachary Taylor Beach and Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach stands out among Key West public beaches for offering an exceptional variety of activities, amenities, and interest […]

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Smathers Beach

Smathers Beach is a stand out among Key West beaches. It’s a long, narrow, palm-lined strip of white sand running along Roosevelt Boulevard (State Road A1A) on the south shore of the island. Smathers Beach offers convenient accessibility and plentiful parking, making it popular with tourists and locals alike. Easy access, bathrooms, showers, and picnic […]

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Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

The beach that many locals consider to be the best of the Key West public beaches can be found on the southern tip of Key West. This is where you can enjoy the large, relatively undeveloped, partially forested patch of land that surrounds Fort Zachary Taylor. The fort is a historic, pre-Civil War brick-built defense […]

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Dolphin Playground

Who doesn’t love dolphins? But being able to encounter and observe dolphins in the wild is extra special, and has become one of the most popular of all the various tours we offer. Several schools of wild dolphins live and play in the clear blue waters surrounding Key West. These magical creatures cherish the natural habitat found […]

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Coral Reef

The Florida Keys are the remains of coral reefs formed about 150,000 years ago and later exposed when sea levels dropped. One of the most famous and popular attractions in the Florida Keys, the Florida Keys Coral Reef Tract is the only living coral barrier reef in North America. SCUBA divers, snorkelers, and fishermen visit […]

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The Southernmost Point

The Southernmost Point marker on the southwest shore of Key West is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. It’s just a simple, bouy-shaped painted concrete marker at the corner of Whitehead and South Streets, but most visitors consider it a must-see, and it is certainly one of the most photographed sights […]

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Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

The Mallory Square Sunset Celebration is one of Key West’s most well-known attractions. Originally begun in the late 1960s as a stoned-out hippie ritual, the gathering of locals and visitors to enjoy the unobstructed sunset view from Mallory Pier is now an island institution that draws thousands every evening.

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