Southernmost Point, Key West

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Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040

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    Go all the way. You might as well.

    by 850prc Updated Aug 6, 2006

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    If you've Googled you way to this page with "go all the way", you're about to be disappointed.

    With this simple tip, I'm saying that you might as well do what every other living tourist who visits Key West does. Go down to the "southernmost point in the USA" marker and have your photo taken. I wonder if there are people in Cuba doing the same thing 90 miles to the south?

    A good time to do the southernmost marker would be when you choose to also visit the Hemingway House, The Butterfly Conservatory or the Key West Lighthouse. They're all on this end of the island.

    The Southernmost Sara in the continental USA Ooops, I forgot.  It's the C Republic, not the USA

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    Touristy, but a must

    by amybrooke Written Oct 17, 2005

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    So, I know this is sooooo touristy, but you must get your picture made by the southernmost point. It's actually a few yards away, but in a military base and you can't go in. Regardless you are 90 miles from Cuba. There is always a line of people wanting to get the picture. Its about 3-4 blocks down from the Hemingway House.

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    Southernmost Everything

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 19, 2005

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    I've never been able to understand the fascination with the Southernmost stuff. If you look in the Key West phone book, you'll find the

    Southernmost or (Southern Most)

    ...Beachwear
    ...Branch 818 NALC
    ...Brewery
    ...Federal Credit Union
    ...Foot and Ankle Specialist
    ...General Contractor
    ...Gophers
    ...Grocery & Deli
    ...Hockey Club
    ...Homeless
    ...Hospitality & Reservations
    ...Hotel & Resort
    ...House Grand Hotel and Museum (pictured)
    ...Insurance Agency
    ...Jewelers Inc of FL
    ...Kitchen and Bath Showroom
    ...Mortgage Company
    ...Motel in the USA (pictured)
    ...Old Town Resorts
    ...on the Beach
    ...Personal Fitness
    ...Photo Lab One
    ...Point Guest House
    ...Point Reservations & Information Center
    ...Prayer and Faith Center Church
    ...Sailing
    ...Scavenger Hunt
    ...Seventh Day Adventist Church
    ...Shell
    ...Sign Service
    ...Sportswear

    So I took a picture of the spot with the pylon, but didn't bother to go and get a picture of me standing there next to it. It is only the southernmost point in the Continental U.S. (Hawaii is farther south) as Doug (Tugboatguy) points out. I think even the real southernmost Key West point is on the Navy Base beyond the barrier on the right.

    Southernmost Point from the Conch Train Southernmost House from the Lighthouse Sign on the Southernmost House Print 1947 Print displayed at the Customs House Southernmost Motel
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    One of the most photgraphed places in the city!

    by Dutchnatasja Written Jun 16, 2005

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    The southernmost point of the United States

    You'll know you're in the right spot by the posted sign proclaiming the site's fame, and by the street vendors selling souvenirs and conch shells. There is people everywhere; lined up taking pictures, driving by, tour groups.

    Standing here you are closer to Cuba than Miami; from here, it is 150 miles north to Miami and only 90 miles south to Cuba.

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    90 Miles from Cuba

    by HotSpotJ Updated May 31, 2005

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    If you're in Key West, this spot is a must see. The Southernmost Point of the continental United States is marked with a colorful buoy and is one of the most popular picture opportunities on the Key. So be sure to make your way to the corner of Whitehead and South streets. Believe it or not, standing here you are closer to Cuba than Miami; from here, it is 150 miles north to Miami and only 90 miles south to Cuba. If you are so inclined, hang out until the evening, as this is also a great place to watch the sun set.

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    Southernmost view

    by starbreeze7 Written Jan 13, 2005

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    Perhaps it was because I was there on a gorgeous day, but I also love the design and views you can see at the southernmost point. Just look at that round-shaped metal thing in the pic and you will see what I mean :)

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    Southernmost Point

    by starbreeze7 Written Jan 13, 2005

    90 miles to Cuba! On any normal day, expect a line at this point where people are lining up to take a picture with this big tub thing as shown in the picture.
    Is it worth lining up for? Sure...just to prove that you have been to the southermost point of the United States :) And if it's a beautiful day, you can also check out the most awesome water view!

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    "Southernmost Point" Buoy

    by eahollin Updated Dec 14, 2004

    Well, it's a buoy. It's embedded in the ground at the end of a street. There are words on it, and if you get a picture taken beside it, you can say you were at the "Southernmost Point of the Continental United States" (although I could swear the island dips further south as you look along the coastline). Umm... that's about it. Exciting!

    Woot!  90 Miles to Cuba!
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  • Southernmost Point

    by grkboiler Written Nov 30, 2004

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    At the southern end of Whitehead St., a marker stands to indicate the southernmost point in the continental US. Actually, the real southernmost point is on the naval base a few hundred feet beyond the fence. Key West was once the southernmost point in the entire US until 1959 when Hawaii gained statehood.

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    The Southermost Point

    by fosterbeer Written Sep 25, 2004

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    Just a touristy thing to do in Key West - everyone that's been seems to have a photo like this, I wouldn't be surprised if it's the most photographed place in the Keys.

    I don't really know what tips I could write about this place. I don't think many people go there and are unable to contain their excitement because they are standing on the southermost point...Just a cool photo-op and "hey, I've been there!" place.

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    by ak47uk Updated Feb 10, 2004

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    The picture is of the most Southernmost point in the USA, it's a bit of a tourist attraction and sometimes there is a queue of people waiting to take a photograph of the front of it, but instead of waitinh half an hour I took a photo round the back.

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    Southernmost Point

    by soundsgoodtome Written Aug 29, 2003

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    The southernmost point in the U.S. is one of those things you have to see just to say you've been there. It's no big deal, no tourist trap, no must see, just one of those things. The big bouy is a unique way to mark the point, and provides a nice photo prop for tourists.

    my sister showing off point

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    this is it

    by Virtuous_Tourist Updated Jun 14, 2003

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    The Southernmost Point in the Continental United States.
    Actually,
    Since this is on the island of Key West, one might ague that a nearby spot in Everglades National Park is the southernmost point on the U.S. continental mainland.
    And, this is not really THE southernmost point although its pretty close. The true southernmost point is on military property closeby.

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    southern point

    by dila Written Mar 14, 2003

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    this is the most southern point from florida (usa). one warning some people want to take i picture with your own camera and they want money for it.
    normal i ask some other tourists to take a picture but this time it couldnot because the guy make it impossible. so my husband made this picture.

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    Southern most beach on the continent

    by easterntrekker Written Feb 7, 2009

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    This is one of the many southern most landmarks in Key west. Its a little beach with nice sand and a beach bar. Its difficult to find parking here though.

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