Things To Do in Key West

Planning a vacation can be tough! Sunset Watersports has been around for a while, so we know what’s worth visiting and doing during your precious vacation time in Key West. Here’s a list of 5 things to do in Key West that are a must during your trip to the island.
1. Get out on the water!
Key West is most enjoyed out on its crystal-blue, tropical waters. With a total landmass of 4.2 square miles, the water which surrounds this small island is this main attraction. Diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, fishing are just a few of the activities you can enjoy out on the water. Sunset Watersports is the longest established watersports company in Key West and offers all the activities you are looking for during your trip to Key West. For more information on all trips offered click here.      
2. Watch the Sunset
Key West has one of the most iconic sunsets in the world. Your trip to Key West is not complete unless you’ve experienced the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square. For an even better and more unique view of sunset, join Sunset Watersports for their Sunset Dinner Cruise or Sunset Sip and Sail. Both trips are guaranteed to have the best seat in the house for Key West’s famous sunset. For more information click here.
3. Explore the Florida Keys Reef
The Florida Keys Reef system is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. It is the third largest coral barrier reef system in the world, extending 221 miles along Florida’s southeast coast from Key Biscayne to the Dry Tortugas. Join Sunset Watersports on their snorkel trips so you can get experience this one-of-a-kind, world-famous coral reef. For more information click here.  
4. Visit the Southernmost Point
The Southernmost Point Buoy is one of Key West’s most visited and photographed landmarks on the island. The anchored concrete buoy marks the southernmost point in the United States. The buoy was originally an old sewer junction that was dug up in the area and found too heavy and large to move, so it was painted up to look like a buoy. Sunset Watersports offers a Jet Ski/Waverunner tour that gives you a scenic look of Key West from the water, the Southernmost Point included. For more information click here.    
5. Stroll down Duval Street
Duval street is one of America’s renowned cultural gems. As you walk along this busy street, you’ll get a taste of the culture that makes Key West so popular. Restaurants, bars, stores and more fill this mile-long stretch making it a must visit spot on the island.

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Key West Bight * Smathers Beach * Parrot Key Resort * Hurricane Hole Marina
Key West, FL 33040 (305) 296-2554


Key West Beaches

Key West is a beautiful little island, but you may be surprised to find out it isn’t surrounded by miles of open beaches. In fact, many visitors actually have to look for the beach if they aren’t staying at a resort. Sunset Watersports has come up with a list of Key West beaches that we think you’d enjoy!


Smathers Beach

This half-mile stretch of beach along South Roosevelt Boulevard is Key West’s largest and a spring break favorite. Sunset Watersports offers an “all day beach pass” at this location, which includes hobie cat sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing and more! You can check it out here.  

Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park Beach
This beach surrounds Key West’s 54 acre state park. You can snorkel right off the beach, lie out, and fish. There are picnic tables and grills for cooking out and a little cafe if you’d rather order some grub. Stick around and you’ll have the most incredible view of sunset on the island. For location, hours and other info visit here

South Beach

This small beach is located at the end of Duval Street near the Southernmost Point. There are umbrellas and chairs available to rent and pier to stroll along. The Southernmost Cafe is located on this beach, which is one of the most delicious restaurants in town.

Higgs Beach
This beach is known for its long wooden pier that visitors use for snorkeling, swimming and lying out. There’s also a beach volleyball court, picnic tables and watersport rentals available. If you get hungry, Salute serves up delicious Key West bites.
Simonton Street Beach
This tiny beach is more of a local’s spot. At the end of Simonton Street and Duval, it’s the perfect place to dip your toes in the water and watch boats go in and out of the Key West channel. Umbrellas and chairs are available provided by Lagerheads Beach Bar.  
Bahia Honda State Park
If transportation is not an issue and you’re willing to take a drive off the island, Bahia Honda State Park has a beach you shouldn’t miss. Right near the historic bridge at mile marker 37, this quiet 500 acre park offers snorkeling, fishing, camping, kayaking and more. For directions, hours and fees visit
Did we leave any beaches out that you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comment section below!


Sunset Watersport – Key West’s Premier Activities, Attractions and Watersports Company
Key West Bight * Smathers Beach * Parrot Key Resort * Hurricane Hole Marina
Key West, FL 33040 (305) 296-2554