South Beach



Located at the end of Duval Street on the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach is one of the smallest public beaches in Key West. This 200-foot-long stretch of sand is flanked by the Southernmost Beach Resort and the South Beach Pier. It's backed by the Southernmost Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Resort guests get complimentary use of the chairs, but rentals are available to non-guests. There are no public restrooms, and coolers aren't allowed. This makes it a convenient stop for a dip in Old Town, but not the best place for a day trip. It's said that playwright Tennessee Williams came to South Beach for a swim almost every day he lived in Key West. If you wake up with the roosters, you can catch one of Key West's breathtaking sunrises either from the beach or the pier.