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“Beautifyl Fort Zachary Taylor” 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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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 young children, Activities for older children
Des Moines
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“Beautifyl Fort Zachary Taylor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I find the beach at Fort Zac to be one of the best places in the Keys to snorkel without going out on a boat to one of the reefs. Also take a tour of the Fort, and if you can, come visit during the Pirates Festival the first weekend in December.

Visited January 2011
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“Nice beach, snack bar.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011 via mobile

Not too far from downtown, decent beach. There's a hut which rents umbrellas, and lounge chairs--but not towels, so be sure to bring your own.

Great little snack bar too!

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“Clean and has everything you'll need for a day at the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Ft. Zach is a quick ride or reasonable walk from the Duval Street area. It's very clean, has all the amenities you'll need, snack bar, chair rental, water floats, bathrooms, showers. Key West beaches are not like the beaches of other parts of FLA or Cape Cod, but it's still beautiful. It's wise to wear water shoes or crocs when entering the water as there is alot of coral on the bottom. Would absolutely recommend this beach if you are looking for some R&R after a light night on Duval Street. There is an entry fee to get into the park as well as the rental fees of chairs, floats, but that's typical for state parks.

Visited September 2011
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missoula, mt
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“Carnival”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Didn't bother going in since we would have had to pay $8.00 and all we could see from the entry were carnival rides; no fort in sight, felt like a county fair. No thanks!

Visited December 2011
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Athens, Georgia
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Beautiful water, lush vegetation, water craft of every sort going by, paths to walk, an excellent snack bar - one of our favorite beaches, a short walk from downtown Key West.

Visited December 2011
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