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“The only real beach in Key West” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
305-292-6713
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$45*
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Key West Schooner Sailing
Ranked #18 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Type: Historic Sites, Beaches, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Fishing, Watching sunrise/sunset
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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 older children, Activities for young children
North Canton, Ohio
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
“The only real beach in Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

We walked to the beach from Orchid Key, not far at all. We paid a nominal fee to get in. The setting is beautiful and the beach is great. The scenic trees provide shade, the water is crystal clear. The beach is a mixture of mostly sand with small stones. We had a nice lunch at the little beachside cafe. I had the Cuban and chips for a very reasonable price. Very nice, clean restrooms. Don't miss this beach.

Visited October 2011
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Richmond, VA
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“Wedding at Fort Zachary Taylor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Our daughter's wedding here was just beautiful and the park has a great wedding planner to help with details

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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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“awesome park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

great park for a picnic and some swimming. clean and alot to do

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Colchester, CT
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“The best beach on Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Beautiful beach, great snack bar (even sold beer) and it also had a gift shop at the snack bar. The bathrooms were super clean there, and it was only $2.50 a person admission fee.
The fort itself is a short walk from the beach and was very interesting as well as providing excellent views of Key West proper.

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Maryland, USA
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“Nice place for a bike ride.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We visited Fort Zachary by rented bikes and it was a fun little excursion. Not much to see on the fort side, but worth visiting, none the less. The views from the bike path were enjoyable and the partk seems well kept and clean.

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