Key West has both snorkeling and diving. Here's a great primer on the snorkeling scene. http://beachesinkeywest.com/key-west-snorkeling
The best beaches for snorkeling are Smathers Beach, Fort Zachary Taylor, South Beach Key West and Higgs Beach.
Or you can take one of the many charters out and do a snorkel/kayak combo. Very relaxing!
The quickly became our favorite place to hang out - South Beach is FANTASTIC for people watching. Small, but nice and clean. We liked this beach because there were more people like us there - NOT the thin, tanned, teeny-boppers like at Smathers Beach - but it was not overly crowded. Better for the morale, if you know what I am saying... We really like Fletcher, who brought us our beach chairs ($5), and treats throughout our stay - a frozen towel to cool the back of our necks, and popcycles.
The Southernmost Beach Cafe was great - good food, and fun drinks. The Barbados Punch was my favorite fruity drink, but the Drunken Sailor was pretty good too. Our companions said the Bloody Mary's here were the best. Prices are reasonable (~$10 for burger and fries). We loved it and will definitely hang out here again.
Key West has lot of Water Sports activities that you can do in the green waters on Atlantic Ocean. These activities include Parasailing, Jet-Ski Waverunners, Water trampoline, Kayaking and Snorkelling. On the sail you can enjoy some good food, beer and great music. With Snorkelling, you can see some of the colorful fish, coral reef and other sea animals. We started the day at 10 on a Saturday and tickets can be purchased at the location itself for $85. The 6 hour sail starts with a few drinks and it stops after 25 miles off the coast. This is when you get the oppurtunity to jump into the waters and doing the sports which you like. The Banana Boat ride for me was the best where your Banana boat is tied on the back of a fast moving speed jet that makes sharp turns. It is exciting because you have to balance yourself from falling at 30-40mph speed. One day should be good to cover all these Water sports at the green waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
located on south roosevelt blvd on the south side of key west is smathers beach. smathers beach is the largest public beach in key west. admission is free and you can park on roosevelt blvd.
In my opinion this is the best beach in KW. The other one very nice and clean is in Ft. Zachary State Park. But Smathers Beach is for free.
I very much enjoyed the beach...We were only there for two days but I had so much fun walking around Key West, enjoying the sunshine, and sweating :)
Such a beautiful place... The beaches in Key West are plenty, and famous for a reason... Bars right there on beach.. Water sports rentals.. So refreshing.. So serene...
We didn't spend much time in Key West, but spending some time on the beach is ok whatever you are in Florida ;)
Just a bunch of sorority girls having a blast on the beach. This was by far my favorite trip!! Even when my sorority sister stole my car and wrecked it..... I still had an awesome trip!!
My son and his friends spent a couple of days in Key West - mostly on the beach. You can see that the beaches are a bit sea-weedy, but it doesn't seem to have affected having a good time
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