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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Address: Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
Phone Number: 305-292-6713
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Key West Schooner Sail and Reef Snorkel with Lunch
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Ranked #112 of 337 Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Fishing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Historic Sites, Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Fishing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This place is very popular because of the beach close by. It's a shame that nothing has been done to renovate the fort. Otherwise surroundings are awesome.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Since I'm not a big fan of wrinkles and/or skin cancer, I prefer beaches with a shady area. This one fills the bill with a lovely beachside grove of pine trees and sea grapes providing natural shade along with picnic tables. Stay to the far right of the beach as you face the ocean because the farther left you go,... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The beach here was so beautiful. The sand is mixed with rock and coral so it's not the smooth sand some of us are used to, but if you wear flip flops you'll be fine. The fort is just what you'd expect - a fort. No guided tour available (at least, we weren't aware of any guided tour). It costs... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My friends and I rode our bikes to the state park to snorkel and relax in the sun. It is a beautiful area with lots of space to find your own niche. The water was a little cool, but still OK for swimming. The water was too turbulent for good visibility for snorkeling, but we were still able to see... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Just amazing & what a beach also, Great cafe here with lots of lovely food choices, pine forest for BBQ and picnics, Wheelchair and pram friendly Toilets facilities good also Tropical Ocean at your feet

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Moscow, Russia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Unlike other public beaches at Key West, this one is situated in a natural reserve thus requires 2$ to be paid to enter (for pedestrians). It takes a while to reach the beach. The trees come close to the water line and there are many free picnic tables under them that can be occupied, instead of renting an umbrella. It... More 

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Centreville, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice with lots of palms and casuarina pines. Much of the beach is made up of coral pieces but there are sandy spots. Can watch the pelicans, fishing boats and cruise ships. Long walk from the entrance of the park to the beach.

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Long Island NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A nice park with a lot of history. The fort itself is a great attraction. The beach is also wonderful, with snorkeling and swimming in a nice area.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I rode in I on my bike him on his handicapp scooter, it was only $2 each! We had picnic, many areas and picnic tables but get there early to get a good spot. You can just sit and watch the ocean and boats go by. Trees keep the park cool, not a handicapp friendly place but... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a neat place to learn some history. Great views and cool photo opportunities. Just outside on the walkways, there quite a few iguanas. It was really exciting.

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