7 Most Beautiful Key West Snorkeling Spots

Fort Zachary Taylor is easily accessible from a Key West snorkeling beach, so you can stroll from your car to the ocean with your gear to explore a rich underwater ecosystem.

Fort Zachary Taylor

This is a popular snorkeling area in Key West with quiet, level water for kids and adults.

Sand Key Lighthouse Reef

Key West snorkeling at Cottrell Key offers a variety of aquatic life, from sea turtles to tropical fish. This place was named after a 19th-century ship docked there.

See Sea Turtles At Cottrell Key

Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles from the Florida Keys, has some of the best snorkeling in the nation.

Dry Tortugas National Park And Fort Jefferson

This natural oasis with native vegetation, shorebirds, and green beaches attracts beginning snorkelers for instruction.

Bahia Honda State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park at Key Largo is a popular snorkeling spot. This park is 25 miles wide, making it one of the largest snorkeling places in the Florida Keys.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Higgs Beach, with its live coral reef of sea fingers, brain coral, soft corals, sea whips, and sea fans, is a favorite Key West snorkeling location.

Higgs Beach