Smathers Beach, the largest of its kind in Key West, is the best public beach in the area. The two-mile-long shoreline can be easily reachable from Key West International Airport.

Key West’s largest beach, Smathers is the place to go for action in the water and relaxing on a lovely half-mile stretch of soft sand. Admission to the beach is free and there are volleyball nets and various watersports companies offering rentals. You can also rent chairs and rafts and get a variety of snacks at the concession truck.

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