Southernmost Point

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

Top Hotels Close to Southernmost Point

The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
3 out of 5
525 United Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $147 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$147
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Key West. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Perfect place!
"I ended up needing to stay an extra night after my flight was canceled due to weather. I found this gem and I couldn't have been more pleased. Great location, super friendly staff. Secured property with all the amenities (heates pool and regular pool and Jacuzzi) and breakfast in the morning was ..."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $269 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16
$269
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Key West. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,726 reviews)
"Best location to stay in key west. Walking distance to Duval and Mallory square but can relax as well at the quiet beaches and parks next door"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Southernmost Beach 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, 33040
The price is $249 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
$249
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Key West. Enjoy 3 outdoor pools, WiFi, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (349 reviews)
"The place is located perfectly for exploring Key West on foot"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Kimpton Winslow's Bungalows, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Duval House
Duval House
3 out of 5
815 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
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Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL, 33040
Southernmost Beach Resort
The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
3 out of 5
525 United Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The Southernmost Inn - Adults Only
Kimpton Winslow's Bungalows, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Winslow's Bungalows, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
725 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL, 33040
Kimpton Winslow's Bungalows, an IHG Hotel
The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
1435 Simonton Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
1500 Reynolds Street, Key West, FL, 33040
Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
4 out of 5
245 Front Street, Key West, FL, 33040
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
902 Whitehead St, Key West, FL, 33040
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
430 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.