Smathers Beach is quite possibly the most famous beach in Key West (as well one of the top things to do), as it’s the largest in the area and often touted as the best.Discover all-day action at this easily accessible shoreline, which is a mile from Key West International Airport.

While Key West may have more bars than beaches, here are the island’s best beach spots for a day spent in the sun and surf.

"There is also an AIDS memorial, an African Slave cemetery memorial, which I highly recommend, a fort that houses the Key West Garden Club, which is open to the public (see separate review)." "The Children's playground was a little dates (compared to Miami Beach) but otherwise: The Water, The Sand, the Area, all of it was nice and family friendly."