Don’t miss these 4 Famous Key West Sandbars During Your Vacation!

Expert Opinion: The Best Sandbars to Visit in Key West to Make the Most of Your Boat Rental

Key West is home to not only some of the best beaches in the country, but also the best sandbars! There are many sandbars scattered throughout the waters in Key West, and each one has a very different vibe and social scene, much like different beaches. All sandbars are accessible by boat, and each boat at Spencer’s Boatyard has a built-in map to all of the sandbars we think are worth a visit! Here’s what you need to know about the 4 best sandbars in Key West and what to expect when visiting each one during your full-day boat rental.

Snipes Point sandbar with tree swing
1. Snipes Point Sandbar:

Accessible only by a 30-minute boat ride, this hidden, backwater gem features pristine white sands, shallow turquoise waters, and panoramic views of the surrounding mangroves. Spend your day here snorkeling, paddleboarding along the shoreline, or simply lying and relaxing in the warm, Florida sun.


Snipes Point Sandbar is a peaceful escape from daily life, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking tranquility and some ocean relaxation. Also, check out the famous tree swing while you’re visiting!

2. Boca Grande Sandbar:

Located on the Gulf side of Key West, Boca Grande Sandbar is a haven for beachgoers. The journey to Boca Grande is about 35 minutes from Spencer’s Boatyard. This massive sandbar stretches for miles, offering ample space for picnicking on boats, shell collecting, and beachcombing on the beaches near the sandbar.


Discover an abundance of marine life in the shallow waters, including colorful fish, conch shells, sand dollars, and more! At the end of the day, be sure to watch the stunning sunset at Boca Grande Sandbar. This sandbar is the perfect destination for a day of exploration and adventure.

Aerial view of Boca Grande Sandbar marsh
Turquoise, Key West sandbar with boat and people
3. Women’s Key Sandbar:

Nestled within the enchanting backcountry waters, Women’s Key Sandbar offers a serene escape for those craving solitude and serenity. About 45 minutes from Spencer’s Boatyard, this secluded haven is full of soft sands and tranquil, shallow water. Women’s Key is a very secluded and relaxing sandbar, and it’s usually not too crowded.


If you’re seeking a peaceful retreat for sunbathing and swimming or you want to explore the surrounding mangroves and tide pools, Women’s Key Sandbar is perfect for you. This sandbar promises a rejuvenating experience away from the crowds, allowing you to really unwind and relax in the water. Embark on an amazing journey at this hidden gem of a sandbar.

4. Jewfish Sandbar:
Located on the Gulf side of Key West, Boca Grande Sandbar is a haven for beachgoers. The journey to Boca Grande is about 35 minutes from Spencer’s Boatyard. This massive sandbar stretches for miles, offering ample space for picnicking on boats, shell collecting, and beachcombing on the beaches near the sandbar.

Discover an abundance of marine life in the shallow waters, including colorful fish, conch shells, sand dollars, and more! At the end of the day, be sure to watch the stunning sunset at Boca Grande Sandbar. This sandbar is the perfect destination for a day of exploration and adventure.
Dog walking on Key West sandbar

If you’re looking for a relaxing day in a secluded sandbar or a fun, action-packed day of adventure, Key West has the sandbar for you. Ask anyone at Spencer’s Boatyard for a sandbar recommendation and we can give you a personalized suggestion based on your goals for your day on the water!


Save this photo as a reminder of which sandbars to visit during your boat rental!

Four Best Key West sandbars