Southernmost Point

The Southernmost Point in Key West! It's a beloved landmark that's been capturing the hearts of locals and tourists alike for decades. As its name suggests, it's the southernmost point in the continental United States and marks the endpoint of US Highway 1, which stretches over 2,000 miles from Maine. It is surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and swaying palm trees, giving it a tropical feel that's hard to resist.

It's also steeped in history, as it marks the spot where Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's regime arrived in Key West during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift. In fact, the buoy itself is a replica of one used by the Coast Guard to mark the spot where refugees were picked up. It's a popular spot for taking photos with the colorful buoy that's emblazoned with the words 'Southernmost Point - Continental USA,' making it the perfect souvenir for those who want to remember their trip to Key West.

How to explore the Southernmost Point?

  • Take a photo with the colorful buoy that marks the southernmost tip of the continental region of the United States.
  • Appreciate the beauty that lies in the stunning views of the ocean and swaying palm trees that surround the buoy.
  • Educate yourself about the history of the spot, including its significance in the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and the replica buoy's ties to the Coast Guard.
  • Opt for a biking excursion down the scenic US Highway 1, which begins at the Southernmost Point, for some thrill.
  • Savor your taste buds to the maximum by eating at one of the many local restaurants and sampling the mouth-watering fresh seafood and tropical cocktails.
  • Attend one of the many fascinating events that take place at the Southernmost Point throughout the year, including concerts, art shows, and more.
  • Take a sunset cruise or snorkeling excursion to see a greater deal of the azure waters encircling the island.
  • imageDuration Required
    3 hours

Address of Southernmost Point

Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040

Opening & Closing time of Southernmost Point

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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