Southernmost Point

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Southernmost Point featuring signage as well as a large group of people

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 $323 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,274 reviews)
"Beautiful views. Loved being on the water. Having the option of being at in a pool and looking at the ocean was wonderful. Our room had a gorgeous view of the sunrise and you could experience the sunset from the other side of the resort. There was construction going on a bit too early for our liking. ..."

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Southernmost Beach Resort
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
4 out of 5
245 Front Street, Key West, FL
The price is $399 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Old Town Key West, this hotel is steps from Custom House Museum, Duval Street, and Mallory Square. Southernmost Point and Ernest Hemingway Home and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Location is excellent! Duvall street, water sports, Malory square is almost on the property."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
5 out of 5
1500 Reynolds Street, Key West, FL
The price is $415 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Old Town Key West, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within a 10-minute walk of Higgs Beach, Duval Street, and South Beach. ...
3.5/5 Good! (985 reviews)
"It's time to do a Property Improvement Program. I stayed in 2019, room was a bit dated and beat up. Latest stay was a better room, bathroom could be bigger and the floors could be cleaner."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
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The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
3 out of 5
525 United Street, Key West, FL
The price is $230 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL
The price is $323 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Southernmost Beach Resort
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
4 out of 5
245 Front Street, Key West, FL
The price is $399 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
5 out of 5
1500 Reynolds Street, Key West, FL
The price is $415 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Kimpton Winslow's Bungalows, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Winslow's Bungalows, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
725 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL
The price is $319 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Kimpton Winslow's Bungalows, an IHG Hotel
Pier House Resort & Spa
Pier House Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Duval St, Key West, FL
The price is $426 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Pier House Resort & Spa
Silver Palms Inn
Silver Palms Inn
3.5 out of 5
830 Truman Ave, Key West, FL
The price is $309 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Silver Palms Inn
NYAH Key West - Adults Only
NYAH Key West - Adults Only
3 out of 5
420 Margaret Street, Key West, FL
The price is $339 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
NYAH Key West - Adults Only
The Southernmost House Hotel - Adults Only
The Southernmost House Hotel - Adults Only
3 out of 5
1400 Duval Street, Key West, FL
The price is $439 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
The Southernmost House Hotel - Adults Only
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