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Fecal matter in the water????

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Fecal matter in the water????

I keep hearing about fecal matter being in the water around the KW, so you can't go swimming. I know Key West is not known for their beaches, but if I wanted to go for a dip in the ocean does this mean I can't?????

Stuart, Florida
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1. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

Don't drink the water!

NYC
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2. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

Thanks Palmcity. I take that as a yes??

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3. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

A local was telling me last night that most of the water right off shore is polluted, including Smather's beach; however, he said that the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor park is clean and safe. We swam there the other day and it was nice.

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4. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

This subject pops up periodically in Key West. For further information, you might check out this thread

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g34345-i53-k154882…

Lancaster, PA
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5. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

The correctly phrased question is not "can I, " but rather, "will I want to?" Depends on your tolerance for gaggy conditions.

NYC
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6. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

Hi paddlinunit,

No I will not. I have no tolerance. :)

TN
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7. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

I had the same concerns until these very nice and informative people gave me advise and this website which you can check the quality of water at the beaches around the keys:

floridakeystreasures.com/Beaches/keysbeachwa…

It's updated often, so be sure and check before you go.

Have a fun trip!

TN
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8. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

sorry ,leave the "t" off the end of shtml.

on the web address.

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9. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

Wow. something else I have not heard of! Thanks for the tips and useful websites....

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10. Re: Fecal matter in the water????

All water has some fecal matter in it. It is a fact of life. If it is at dangerous levels, rest assured, the beach will be closed. If you are really squemish, maybe take a snorkelling trio, which will let you swim away from the beaches.

I was down there a few weeks ago and went to the public beach off by the Pier House. Water was fine, crowds a little less so.