Southernmost Point
Southernmost Point
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A colorful landmark buoy and spectacular sunsets make the southernmost spot in the Continental U.S. a special place to visit.
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  • Beth C
    Rochester, New York614 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit at an off-time
    Sure, it's worth visiting one of the most iconic spots on the island. We went on a Friday night in July, around 8 pm, a bit overcast, and still had to wait in a short line, although probably less than 10 minutes. People are friendly - you take their photos, they'll take yours.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Devon D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GO IN THE MORNING!!!
    It’s a thing you just have to go to when coming to key west even if you think it’s lame or pointless. Get the photo, it will only take a minute if you go early. We were there at 8am and we waited in line for like 3 other groups to take our photo. Took a total of 5 minutes. Don’t go there at 11am and expect it to not be crowded. it will be! Just get up at a reasonable time and go there. It’ll be fast. I highly suggest downloading an app like Snapchat that shows the busy times at locations and when their not crowded and when they are. It’s a lifesaver.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Natalie Starling-Booth
    Birmingham, United Kingdom1,179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little tourist spot
    I always love a quirky tourist spot and this is great. You can stand at the most Southern part of the USA. There was a little queue to get a photo opportunity but the line went down quickly and everyone in line helped each other out with photos.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • 2doglady
    Tennessee995 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Why Do We Love This Stuff?
    This kind of stop is always fun, but many people must agree because it was crowded here. Everyone just lined up, got their quick photos, and moved on. So it really did not take long. If you ride the on and off trolley, this is one of their stops. Of course I’d recommend this! Great photo op!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2023
  • MSDXB
    Milan, Italy47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic picture spot but nothing more than that
    Seems to be for each and everyone a must have picture spot because the place is crowded. There is sometimes a long queue if you want have a picture with yourself on it and the location itself is nothing special. It is placed in between a couple of buildings and the photo looks only great if you take it from a certain angle. On the bright side, it’s free of charge and it’s close by other attractions, so it’s not a detour going there
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2023
  • pat l
    Gainesville, Georgia1,105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long line to get a photo
    Ok, so there was a HUGE long line here. I really hadn't expected that because the last time I visited I was able to just walk right up. We waited in line for 45 minutes to get a picture. Now, you can just stand nearby and get a picture with others in the background, but if you want to be touching the marker, you have to wait in line. Folks were respectful of others and it was worth it to us - great weather and an hour to kill.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Colleen C
    Troy, New York2,471 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when in KEY WEST
    Ok ~ so it's a colorful Buoy and just a photo opp; but that why you have to go. We went at night the first day we got there no line ~ people were friendly and offered to take picture for people great experience and even got wet with the high waters. Now during the day we decided to see if we could get day time pictures .....FORGET IT! The line was down the block it was crazy how long people would stand in line to get the perfect picture ~ but again you kind of have to do it while there ~~~~ again biggest TIP: go at night!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Adam F
    Nicholson, Georgia109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth waiting in the rain and getting ocean spray for the photo
    Cool photo spot. Went on a rainy Sunday and there was still a long line for a photo. The water was also rough and crashing into the bulkhead and spraying water over the area. It’s still a must visit!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Mike F
    Antigo, Wisconsin408 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    South point US and Hawaii!!
    Came at about 8:30, parked one min walk away for 2.50/half hr. Got our pics, walked towards duval. Couple coffee options, a nice pier and small beach. Couple good breaky choices nearby. Checked off south point US and Hawaii!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 March 2024
  • TrayBN
    Mt Cobb, Pennsylvania530 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meh
    The actual southernmost point is Ballast Key. This is basically a gimmicky tourist trap. The good thing is, it's free. Be prepared to wait in line if you want your picture taken right next to it. More conveniently you can take a picture from the street with the buoy in the background.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
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Francis P
Vero Beach, FL7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I guess this is a "must do" for a photo on a visit to Key West. Otherwise, not much to it, or around it other than the end of Duval Street and the Southernmost Cafe.
Written 13 June 2024
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Jason S
Reedsburg, WI707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I have seen this for years whenever they are doing stories on hurricanes and things coming through the keys. You see waves coming up over this point and it looks terrible. Well the wind was not all that strong when we visited and waves were coming up over this spot just like in the high weather events.
Outside of that it was cool to stand here, get a picture, and look out knowing Cuba was only 90 miles away.
Written 12 June 2024
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Jennifer
Vero Beach, FL45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Too long of a line to get a picture taken in front of it. Tip, it’d wait until the cruise ship leaves to attempt seeing this landmark.
Written 3 June 2024
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Deborah S
Palm Bay, FL102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is a must if you are a first time visitor or one that had nor been here for awhile (40 years). Brought my daughter here to share memories and good times.
Written 24 May 2024
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Nicole M
Dallas, TX60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Key West is a beautiful town/city. Make sure you visit Mallory square for the sunset and Sloppy Joe's for a stiff drink. The bouy photo op can be a long wait so be prepared and patient.
Written 19 May 2024
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SwonQonDoi
Boston, MA397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had a chance to visit the Southernmost Point of the Continental USA, located in Key West, Florida. This iconic landmark is a popular tourist destination and holds significant geographical and cultural importance.

The most popular spot is the monument, represented by a large, brightly painted concrete buoy, installed in 1983 by the city of Key West. The buoy is painted in red, black, and yellow, with the words "Southernmost Point Continental U.S.A." and "90 Miles to Cuba" inscribed on it.

The buoy serves as a symbolic marker, as the actual southernmost point is a few yards away on private property, and another inaccessible point is located in a restricted area of the Naval Air Station Key West.

We arrived at the area around noon, and there were a lot of people lined up to take pictures with the buoy. It took around 20 minutes before we got a chance to take a picture with the famous monument. Mission completed!

There are great restaurants and cafes in the area, along with cool spots for photography. We highly recommend anyone visiting Key West to check it out.
Written 17 May 2024
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Cindy A
136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Worth a stop while in Key West. A bit touristy...but if you are visiting...then you are a tourist! LOL. Avoid days when there are cruise ships in port...and if possible try to go earlier in the morning before the crowds. The line builds quickly.
Written 25 April 2024
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GoVols79
Chattanooga, TN3,707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Southernmost Point buoy is very touristy but you can’t go to Key West and not see it. We walked by multiple times over 3 days and there was always someone there taking pictures. Way less crowded if you go earlier in the morning.
Written 13 April 2024
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Travel25346533585
893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visit this Southern Most Point Bouy every time we are in Key West. While not an exciting attraction it is the Signifigance of what it Represents.
Written 10 April 2024
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Jai S
50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Come and take a quick picture. We had a short line to wait through. Nearby street parking. Only need 5 minutes not much else in that immediate area.
Written 7 April 2024
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