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Ready to see Key West in a whole new light? Join us at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, along with our Sister Property, Southernmost Beach Resort, for a journey to seven of Key West's most Instagrammable spots. Each location is a distinct chapter in the island's story, offering both familiar sights and hidden gems that are waiting to be captured. This journey is more than a list; it's an immersive exploration into the heart of the Conch Republic, where each spot reveals a special aspect of island life. We're thrilled to guide you through Key West's colorful art, iconic landmarks, and breathtaking natural scenes – all part of the extraordinary tapestry that makes our island so captivating. Get ready to discover the most sought-after photography spots in Key West, perfect for adding that extra flair to your Instagram feed.
Southernmost Point Buoy
A trip to Key West wouldn't be complete without a selfie at the Southernmost Point Buoy. It’s more than a landmark; it’s a bucket list tick for the wanderlust with the painted buoy with 90 Miles to Cuba as the backdrop. Make your mark in this sun-soaked corner of the world, with nothing but the deep blue Atlantic stretching out behind you. Don’t be surprised if there’s a line because everyone else is looking for the same photo op.
Photo credit: marytinsleyspinale on Instagram.
Embrace the #Somolife
Nestled on the sun-drenched sand at South Beach, at Southernmost Beach Resort, with the soothing rhythm of the ocean waves nearby and palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, sits the colossal teal chair outside the Southernmost Beach Cafe. More than just a seat, it's a vibrant statement piece. This chair invites you to strike a pose, relax, and immerse yourself in the quintessential laid-back essence of Key West. It's not just any chair; it's a cherished photo landmark for those seeking to capture the iconic #SoMoLife. Here, you can bask in the warm embrace of the sun or toast to the sweet life with a tropical drink, surrounded by the serene beach atmosphere. This is your personal pedestal to celebrate the laid-back island vibe we’ve come to love. Capture this moment and let your Key West memories be framed with fun, flair, and an oversized dash of paradise.
Photo credit: flame501 on Instagram.
Artistic Gram at The Five Watchers
Key West is not just about scenic beauty; it’s also a haven for art and creativity. As you arrive at the Marker Key West Resort, prepare to be greeted by “5 Watchovers”,” an eye-catching art installation by the renowned artist and owner of Key West Potteryt, Adam Russell. This vibrant piece captures the essence of Key West’s artistic spirit. Each figure in the installation tells a story, embodying the diverse and rich cultural tapestry of the island.
Photo credit: happychoicelife on Instagram.
Mile Marker Zero
At the corner of Fleming and Whitehead Streets, you'll find Mile Marker Zero, the iconic beginning (or end, depending on your perspective) of U.S. Route 1. This route stretches all the way to Maine, traversing a diverse landscape of American culture and geography. As a cherished photo spot among road trippers and travel aficionados, Mile Marker Zero represents more than just a physical location; it embodies the spirit of journey and exploration. It's where stories start or culminate, making it a must-visit spot for anyone venturing through Key West. Capture this moment and join the legion of travelers who have stood here, marking their own beginnings or endings.
Photo credit: chef_in_transit on Instagram.
Serenity Amongst the Mangroves
Glide through the calm waters of Key West and let the quiet majesty of the mangroves be your canvas. Here, nature paints a tranquil backdrop for those seeking solace away from the bustle. Paddle gently, watch the wildlife thrive in their natural habitat, and capture a moment that's as peaceful as it is picturesque. In this unspoiled haven, every snapshot tells a story.
Photo credit: keywestted on Instagram.
And let's not forget our beautiful beaches, including Fort Zachary Taylor Beach (header photo), Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach, South Beach, Simonton Beach, and even Dog Beach. There's always a photo opportunity waiting for you on our shores.
Picture Perfect Postcard
Nestled by the bustling Historic Seaport, the 'Greetings from Key West' mural awaits to splash your travel tales with its kaleidoscope of colors. This colorful and vibrant mural embodies the spirit of Key West. It's a popular spot for tourists and locals, offering a cheerful and lively background for your photos. Pose in front of this larger-than-life postcard, with its bright hues and iconic island symbols, to capture the quintessential spirit of the Keys. Here, the heart of Key West beats in bold strokes, offering a snapshot that's as memorable as the island itself.
Photo credit: taylormtanner on Instagram.
Sunset Pier’s Selfiemost Point
The picturesque Sunset Pier’s Selfiemost Point is perfect for capturing Key West’s stunning sunsets, with the sun dipping into the sea and painting the sky in brilliant oranges and purples. It's also a great spot for daytime photography. Whether you're aiming for a silhouette shot against the vibrant sky or a group photo with the tranquil waters and distant sailboats as your backdrop, each image promises to be a memorable capture of Key West’s serene beauty. More than just a photo opportunity, it's an unforgettable experience, a front-row seat to one of nature's most spectacular displays.
Photo credit: marinabraska on Instagram.
We've shared seven Insta-worthy locations, but there's so many more. In a place overflowing with beauty and charm, embrace the island's spirit, and let your photos speak the language of Key West. #lovethemarker
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