Visit Key West: Southernmost Point in the Continental United States
Easily one of the most popular sites in Key West and a given backdrop to million’s vacation photos, the massive, concrete “buoy” marking the southernmost point in the continental United States is stationed a mere 90 miles from Cuba. The city erected the monument in 1983 and its popularity has yet to wane. The lines for an up-close photo are shortest in the morning but even so, visitors can expect to queue down the block for their turn. The buoy can also be seen from the passing tourist trolley tours that cover the city and its most popular sites.
Corner of South Street and Whitehead Street, Key West, FL