Because Key West is an island off of the southernmost point of Florida, visitors often think there is surfing, crashing waves, and numerous white, sandy beaches.
However, because of the barrier, coral reefs, Key West is protected from the effects of wave erosion. As a result, the white sandy beaches found along the west coast of Florida are not found in Key West.
To please the vacationers, the State of Florida, along with help from Key West and Monroe County Florida have undertaken numerous projects to create those white, sandy beaches we all want to enjoy.
Besides the beautiful, mostly natural beaches of FORT ZACHARY TAYLOR STATE PARK
visitors will find "white sand" at:
Next to Louie's Backyard (Vernon and Waddell), a favorite with canine lovers.
End of Reynold's Street, sandy beach with pier, restroom facilities, full service restaurant, playground, picnic tables, chair, rafts and watersport rentals.
Sandy with natural vegetation, a great fishing pier with wheelchair accessibility. Located on White Street.
A one-half mile expanse of sandy, man-made beach, with restrooms, ample parking, concessions and numerous accoutrements. Located on South Roosevelt Boulevard.
Shallow waters, a concrete pier, no restrooms or facilities, at the end of Duval Street on the Atlantic Ocean.