Can you snorkel at Smathers Beach?

How much does it cost to go to Smathers Beach?

Smathers Beach is free to the public, and is open daily from 7:00am until 11:00pm. Metered parking is available for $4.00 per hour on S. Roosevelt Boulevard, from 6:00am until midnight Monday through Saturday, and from noon until midnight on Sunday.

Why does Smathers Beach smell?

Locals say it is from the human waste dump of cruise ships, not sure if that it true, but something is making a terrible stink here and the seaweed bloom like crazy. Do yourself a favor and go to ft zac Taylor beach instead. The water there is clean, and has tons of fish!

Is it safe to snorkel in Key West?

Any water sport comes with some level of danger, and snorkeling is no different. The coral reefs are living, and dangerous sea creatures and other dangers can be in that environment. But overall, snorkeling in the Keys is fairly safe.

Do you need a wetsuit to snorkel in Key West?

You generally will need one if the water temps are below 80 degrees for an hour-long dive. For Key West, Danger Charters which only does a snorkel / kayak trip, provides wet suits as part of the cost of the trip.

Is Smathers Beach family friendly?

Smathers Beach is the best public beach for kids. It boasts a sandy shoreline and tame waters, as well as public bathrooms, food concessions and rentable gear for snorkeling, kayaking and other water sports.

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Is Smathers Beach man made?

This man-made beach is the longest in Key West. Amenities include restrooms, ample parking, concession stands, chair rentals, bike paths, picnic tables, volleyball nets, watersports rentals – jet skiiing, parasailing, and windsurfing.