Key West Captured: 7 Irresistible Instagram Spots

Ready to discover where in Key West your Instagram can come alive with color and character? Join Southernmost Beach Resort and our Sister Property, The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, as we guide you through seven irresistible Instagram spots in Key West. Each location, some familiar and others waiting to be discovered, is undeniably Insta-worthy. This isn’t just a list; it’s an exploration through the heart of the Conch Republic, where every spot offers a unique slice of island life. We’re excited to unveil the island’s eclectic art, iconic landmarks, and natural wonders – vibrant experiences that truly capture the essence of our beautiful island.

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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.

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Embrace the #Somolife

Nestled on the sun-drenched sands outside the Southernmost Beach Cafe, the colossal teal chair is more than just a seat—it’s a statement. It invites you to strike a pose, relax, and soak in the laid-back essence of Key West. This isn’t just any chair; it’s a beloved photo landmark for visitors seeking that iconic #SoMoLife snapshot. Whether you’re basking in the glorious sunshine or toasting to the sweet life with a tropical drink in hand, this chair is your personal pedestal to celebrate the easy-going spirit of island living. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And let’s not forget our beautiful beaches, including Fort Zachary Taylor Beach, Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach, South Beach (header photo), Simonton Beach, and even Dog Beach. There’s always a photo opportunity waiting for you on our shores.

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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.

Directional Sign

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.

In the wise words of the Dalai Lama, ‘Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.’ Let Key West be that place for you, again and again, as each visit reveals new sights, experiences, and memories to cherish. Just make sure to tag us! #somolife