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Southernmost Point
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Snap a memorable photograph from the edge of North America at this monumental landmark.

Visit the Southernmost Point of the United States for a unique photo opportunity and views toward Cuba. Pose in front of the huge structure emblazoned with the words, “Southernmost Point Continental U.S.A.” and “90 miles to Cuba,” for a memorable photograph.

Since 1983, a huge concrete buoy has indicated the landmark. Prior to its installation, a sign was used to signify its location, but after countless thefts it was decided that something more substantial was needed.

Arrive early at Southernmost Point to ensure you don’t have to peer over a crowd of shoulders to see the buoy. By mid-morning many of Key West’s visitors can be found waiting patiently to get a photograph.

Start with breakfast and enjoy a coffee with a meal at a café just a block away from Southernmost Point.

Southernmost Point is located close to many of Key West’s major attractions, including the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and the Key West Lighthouse. A gentle stroll around the coast reveals beaches, tropical vegetation and picnic areas with great views.

Just a block away from the buoy you’ll find South Beach, one of Key West’s renowned swimming spots. Find stalls renting out sporting equipment, lounge chairs and sun umbrellas at the top of the beach. The strip of sand is not large, and it gets busy, but the water is calm and inviting. It’s a good place for snorkeling to discover the colorful species of fish that inhabit the warmer waters of the southern edge of the United States.

Southernmost Point is located at the junction of South and Whitehead Streets on Key West's Atlantic Ocean shore. Reach the marker on foot or bicycle from within the town, or park your car in the metered parking spots above South Beach. Southernmost Point can be visited daily and there is no fee.

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Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL
The price is CA $405 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Key West Historic District, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of South Beach and Southernmost Point. Fort Zachary ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,646 reviews)

"This is truly one of the nicest places we have stayed. Beautiful, clean, comfortable, high end products in the room which was extremely comfortable. Mischa was the first person we met and he was awesome and stayed in touch with us daily. Yelena at the pool bar was so friendly to everyone. These two ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2021

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Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
4 out of 5
430 Duval St, Key West, FL
The price is CA $222 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Key West Historic District, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Duval Street, Harry S. Truman Little White House, and Mel Fisher Maritime ...

4/5Very Good! (1,127 reviews)

"Stayed old town close to all the restaurants and bars."…"

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The Southernmost Inn-Adults Only
The Southernmost Inn-Adults Only
2.5 out of 5
525 United Street, Key West, FL
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Key West Historic District, this hotel is steps from Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory and Duval Street. South Beach and Southernmost Point ...

4.2/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"Perfect location, decent prices. Disliked the parking situation and the breakfast timeframe and options offered."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2021

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Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL
The price is CA $405 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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The Southernmost Inn-Adults Only
2.5 out of 5
525 United Street, Key West, FL
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
4 out of 5
430 Duval St, Key West, FL
The price is CA $222 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel
Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel
1.5 out of 5
718 South Street, Key West, FL
The price is CA $136 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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The Cabana Inn Key West-Adults Only
The Cabana Inn Key West-Adults Only
3 out of 5
413 Applerouth Lane, Key West, FL
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
1435 SIMONTON STREET,1435, Key West, FL
The price is CA $426 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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Duval House
3 out of 5
815 Duval St, Key West, FL
The price is CA $145 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel
3.5 out of 5
902 Whitehead St, Key West, FL
The price is CA $284 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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Paradise Inn Key West-Adults Only
Paradise Inn Key West-Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
819 Simonton Street, Key West, FL
The price is CA $200 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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