Always busy are the beachside volleyball courts here at Smathers Beach. Seems like most of the people that are playing are college or high school age, as it is a great workout. Tons of girls play volleyball in Key West, maybe even more than guys. You cannot beat the sand and scenery, just the best place for a volleyball game in Florida.
The Volleyball Courts are seemingly always busy, as we stayed right across the street at the Sheraton Beachside. Only in the morning will you find someone not playing. Definitely, a lot of the local high school conchs are hitting here. The sand is thick, very thick.
Close to the volleyball courts is a fantastic Irish Sports Bar and a lot of the teams and leagues in Key West come here after the games. The cold beer is ready and the menu has all the good sandwiches. I love the Patty Melt Sandwich with grilled ground chuck, american cheese, onion, served hot on toasted burger roll, with burger fixin's. The french fries are excellent and you have to try a Irish Luck Key Lime Martini.