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Old 01-24-2006, 07:09 AM
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We have been on several cruises that stopped in Key West. We've done a bunch of shore excursions but this time would really like to spend the day at the beach since we will be with 2 teenagers. Any recommendations of beaches and ideas of transportation to get there would be greatly appreciated!
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We have been on several cruises that stopped in Key West. We've done a bunch of shore excursions but this time would really like to spend the day at the beach since we will be with 2 teenagers. Any recommendations of beaches and ideas of transportation to get there would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:15 AM
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Despite what most people think, Key West has very little beachfront. Most of the sand is actually imported because the island has little of it's own. Your only real choices are Smathers and Fort Zachary Taylor, which if your ship docks at the Navy base will be on the right as you leave the base.
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We were in Key West in Novmember of 2005 on the Majesty Of The Seas. Dave is right. Its definitely not a beach town. We rented bikes and rode to Ft. Taylor beach. It is about a 15 minute bike ride, and its located in a State Park. ($2 admission) It was very rocky and not much beachfront. The water was pretty, but it appeared that they had built up a rock levee to prevent the park from flooding and they never removed it, so you had to walk over a mound of rocky sand to get to the water. Its a cool town, but more for tourists, not swimmers. Bike or motorized scooters are the only way to see the town. The bikes had small baskets on them for your souveiners etc.., and locks were provided. Have fun!!
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