Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Key West Smathers Beach


Key West largest beach runs along the southern shore of the island for almost 2 miles. Beach activity ranges from tanning, volleyball, and watersport/beachsport rentals.


How do I get to the beach/park?

Smathers beach is located on the south side of Key West on South Roosevelt Blvd. Take South Roosevelt Blvd., from the Key West airport to Bertha Street.

What activities are available?

Beach activity ranges from tanning, volleyball, and water sport/beach sport rentals, snorkeling, and swimming.

Beach Photos:

Click Here to View Smathers Beach Photos

Google Smathers Beach Photos
Several beach photos found with a Google search.

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