The Florida Keys: Key West, Florida's Most Elegant Beach & Best Vacation Destination!

Key West, Florida, because life should be a beach!

The beautifull crystal clear beaches of Key West, Florida!
The beautifull crystal clear beaches of Key West, Florida!

Welcome to Key West Paradise! Life is a Beach, soak it up!



If you are one of the fortunate few who have been lucky enough to visit Key West before more than likely you are probably still talking about it and reminiscing about the unforgettable memories that are still floating around in your subconscious which constantly remind you of the once in a life time experience you had while visiting fabulous Key West, Florida!

There is simply nothing quite the serenity you will experience while vacationing in Key West, whether you decided to stay at one of Key West’s many extravagant hotels, bask in the fading light of a gorgeous Key West Sunset, or spend the night partying on Duval Street with friends and family, singing and dancing the tropical night away at one of Key West’s many famous Duval Street Bars, there is simply nothing that can match the experience you will have while vacationing in Beautiful Key West Paradise!

For those of you who have never been to Key West before, once you see Key West in person and experience the extrordinary cultural environment that distinguishes Key West unique and vibrant community or find yourself lost, stairing at Key West's numerous picture perfect beaches you will realize there is such a thing as a little peice of Heavon on Earth. So get ready for a unforgettable experience you will never forget, because the precious memories of tranquil Key West, the Southern Most Part of America will remain with you indefinatly for the rest of your life.

Whether you like boating, fishing, water sports, are jut chillin under the sun on the beach and sucking down delicous ice cold beer while listening to the elegant sound of the waves softly rolling in, Key West offers a variety of unique attractions that cater to everyone.


* For sportsman and women Key West offers some of the best salt water fishing imaginable.


* Or you may just want to simply enjoy a relaxing trip on a private charter to view magnificent dolphins in the wild, snorkel amongst the gorgeous reefs, or experience the thrill of kayaking in the magnificent estuaries in back country of Key West.


* I highly recomend you take adavantage of Key West rich harbors and beautiful coral reefs and grab a snorkel some flippers and a hand held net so you can experience something no other beach in Florida offers, and that is lobstering. Key West's surrounding waters are filled with suculant Florida Lobsters that are just waiting for you to pluck them from straight out of the ocean waters one after another as if you were a kid rounding up as many easter eggs as possible During Easter Sunday. It is so easy anyone can do it, as well rediculously entertaining. Once you have finished catching all the precious Florida Lobsters your heart could possibly desire, prepare yourself for the freshest lobster dinner your taste buds will ever have the unique privelage of experiencing. Because once those juicy flavors from the rich, fresh lobster's meat touches your lips your mouth will experience its first orgasm.







Beautifull Key West Sunset! However this comes no where close to actually witnessing a Key West Sunset in person.

Southern Most Point, Key West! Located 90 miles north of Cuba.

The Southern Most Point in the United States of America located at the tip of Key West is a great place to visit!
The Southern Most Point in the United States of America located at the tip of Key West is a great place to visit!

Whenever the rest of America is hunkering down preparing itself for record winter to consume them with record setting low temperatures you can say screw dealing with as you were shorts and a t-shirt in the sun and proudly stare at Key West's monument marking the Southernmost Point in the United States. The marker, which is shaped like an enorous buoy, rests at southern tip of Key West Island. Once you have reached The Southern Most Point of Key West you are standing only 90 miles away from Cuba. A plaque is also located just to the right of the monument which marks the Souther Most Point that commemorates the brave Cubans who have drowned attempting to escape Cuba and reach America. Many festive attractions are also convieniently located at The Souther Most Point in Key West such as a hotels, extravagant victorian houses, and fine restaurants.

Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa, Key West, Florida!

The Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is a newly renovated, luxury, gulf-front resort with impeccable service and deluxe amenities. Recreational activities at this resort include an intimate beach area, parasailing, diving, snorkeling, fishing, and saili
The Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is a newly renovated, luxury, gulf-front resort with impeccable service and deluxe amenities. Recreational activities at this resort include an intimate beach area, parasailing, diving, snorkeling, fishing, and saili

WELCOME TO KEY WEST'S DRY TORTUGAS

Fort Jefferson, one of the largest coastal forts ever built, is a central feature of Key West;s Dry Tortugas National Park.
Fort Jefferson, one of the largest coastal forts ever built, is a central feature of Key West;s Dry Tortugas National Park.
The Dry Tortugas is guaranteed to offer you a unique experience and plenty of stories to take back home.
The Dry Tortugas is guaranteed to offer you a unique experience and plenty of stories to take back home.


Another must see attraction for tourists visiting Key West is Dry Tortugas National Park which offers a variety of exciting activites for you to experience all the while being surrounded by amazing scenery that will fill you with a rich sense of Key West's history. Dry Tortugas Nation Park is located on a remote island off the southern most part of Key West and is guaranteed to provide you with a truly unique experience.

Fort Jefferson, one of the largest coastal forts ever built and is the central feature of Dry Tortugas National Park. Seeing this massive fort up close in peerson is simply an oppurtunity you cant afford to pass up, in fact the fort is so enormous Dry Tortugas National Park is actually located inside of it.

Dry Tortugas National Park is surrounded by magnificent shoals and crystal clear ocean water. The area is known in particular for its special inhabitants consisting of famous bird and marine life also the waters surrounding Dry Tortugas National Park are filled not only with sea life but also with numerous legends of pirates and sunken gold.

Images of Key West's breathtakingly beautifull scenic beaches!

Key West is surrounded by a variety of unique and different mesmerizing beaches!



FORT ZACHARY TAYLOR BEACH: This beach is unbelievable, it is located around an 87 acre state park that is home to a awesome peice of American History, a pre-Civil War Fort. At Taylor Beach you will be sure to witness wonderful sunset views and is one of the best beaches in Key West. On Taylor Beach there are public restrooms, food & drink kiosk, chair rentals, picnic tables and BBQ's address any of your needs. 

SOUTH BEACH: South Beach is a favorite among the locals which means it must be awesome because as far as Key West is concerned nobody knows the beaches better than the natives. Here you will be surrounded by plush, sandy beach with shallow waters as well as a concrete pier to fish from.

HIGG'S BEACH: This beach is distinguished by wide, sandy beach that also has a long wooden pier. Higg's Beach has wonderful restroom facilities, covered picnic tables, a full service restaurant, playground for the kids, chair rentals, rafts and watersports rentals.

REST BEACH:. The home of the White Street Pier where you can enjoy some great fishing. the White Pier is wheelchair accessible and even has a yoga deck with nightly classes.

* DUVAL BEACH (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE): Duval Beach is Key West's most stunning beach; here you will see enormous Palm trees sticking directly out of the whitest sand you will have ever laid your eyes upon. If you wish you can visit Duval Beach Club where you can have your lunch, a serveded to you by cabanaboy or girl, that will promptly take your order and if you desire even bring the mixed drink of your choice such as a delicious Pina Collada. Duvat beach Club is the perfect place to enjoy the sun, and dine in at. You can find Duval Beach at the end of Duval Street located rite next to the pier.



Parrot Key Water Front Resort & Hotel: Key West's newest waterfront luxury hotel!

Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West is the ultimate Florida escape. Experience pristine beaches, authentic décor and a relaxed atmosphere. Browse photos of our hotel in Key West and start planning your Florida vacation today.
Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West is the ultimate Florida escape. Experience pristine beaches, authentic décor and a relaxed atmosphere. Browse photos of our hotel in Key West and start planning your Florida vacation today.

Key West - Mallory Square's Nightly Sunset Celebration!

Experiencing the sunset at Mallory Square while visiting Key West, Florida is a breathtaking experience that you simply cannot afford to miss!
Experiencing the sunset at Mallory Square while visiting Key West, Florida is a breathtaking experience that you simply cannot afford to miss!
Overhead view of the crowds of visitors who gather at Mallory Square prior to sunset in Key West, Florida to experience Mallory Square's mesmerizing Sunset Celebration!!
Overhead view of the crowds of visitors who gather at Mallory Square prior to sunset in Key West, Florida to experience Mallory Square's mesmerizing Sunset Celebration!!

What is Sunset Celebration?



Sunset Celebration is a nightly arts festival at that takes place at Key West's Mallory Square Dock. The participants of this nightly event consist of exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who arrive at Mallory Square prior to sunset every day for the events to come. Each and every night roughly two hours before sunset masses of people, locals and tourists alike, flock to the water's edge at Mallory Square to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun majestically melt into the Gulf of Mexico.

Arts and craft exhibitors line Mallory Pier for sunset. You'll find jewelry, tee shirts, photography, wood sculpture, metal sculpture, body art, wearable art, sketch artists, paintings and home art objects. While lively street performances occur all around you, they include trained cats, flame tossing jugglers, tightrope walkers, sword swallowers, as well as a stunning exotic trained bird show, accompanied by magicians and much more.

While visiting Mallory Square If you get hungry, local food vendors are convienently set up offering signature Key West delicasies such as conch fritters, hot dogs, popcorn and other homemade favorites. If you get thirsty I strongly urge you to quench your thirst with Key Limeade, Key Lime Tea, Key West's locally brewed Sunset Ale, blended frozen drinks or a freshly blended smoothie. The Sunset Celebration takes place each night at Key West's Mallory Square and when the sun gets ready to start going down it is where you want to be!

HISTORIC DUVAL STREET LOCATED IN OLD TOWN KEY WEST

Duval Street thrives on nightlife. Here is a view of Duval Street shortly after sunset.
Duval Street thrives on nightlife. Here is a view of Duval Street shortly after sunset.
Duval Street's Margeritaville is must while vacationing in Key West!
Duval Street's Margeritaville is must while vacationing in Key West!
Duval Street's world famour restraunt and saloon "The Bull & Whistle".
Duval Street's world famour restraunt and saloon "The Bull & Whistle".


A first stop in Key Kest for many tourists is Duval Street. Duval Street is lined with bars, restaurants, hotels, and shops. Duval Street is Key West's party epicenter. The Duval Street area is a good place to start your visit to at night while vacationing in Key West. Duval Street is Key West's very own Bourbon Street located in a tropical paradise!

Duval Street is located in the heart of downtown Key West's commercial district and is the center of the island's bar, restaurant, hotel and tourism industry, but dont let that little peice of info fool you because there are amazing hotels spread throughout Key West.

Key attractions for many visitors on Duval Street include Sloppy Joe's, Hog's Breath, Margaritaville, Irish Kevin's, Key West's very own Hard Rock Cafe and the Southernmost Point.

This is the spot to go in the evening to enjoy some music, have a drink and watch people party until the sun comes up.



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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

I love Key West. My husband and I have camped for two months at a time in the state parks in the Florida Keys, and always make sure to take a trip to Key West. The state parks are wonderful, and offer a cheap way to spend the winter in the Keys. Great hub - voted up, useful and interesting.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

We have this on our list of places to visit within the next year. I enjoyed your posting of what to see and do when visiting. I am keeping this marked for future reference. Thanks for highlighting the fun!


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

This is a great hub! I love Florida very much, have family there. Very informative and well written.

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John

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