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“Beautiful views, but take a bike and shoes” 4 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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Ranked #23 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Beaches, Historic Sites, State Parks
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
Birmingham, Alabama
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, but take a bike and shoes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Key West doesn't have sandy beaches. There are lots of rocks in and out of the water so bring water shoes. Very pretty, clear water, and we had some beautiful ships sail by. Nice mangrove/pine walking trails and picnic areas. They have a snack bar, chairs for rent (cash only) and restrooms. It's too far to walk, so bring a bike or drive.

Visited February 2013
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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“Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The beach was nice! Chair / umbrella available for rent. Nice restaurant with sun deck as well. Great place for climbing rocks that extend out from the shore!

Visited February 2013
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Princeton, Iowa, United States
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“hidden treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

we rented bikes and toured the little park. The picnic area and beach was great, and not at all crowded. You need shoes cuz it's rocky and shell filled at the edges. cool cannons in the old fort, unique art sculptures contest entries, too.

Visited January 2013
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Northwestern New Jersey
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“Excellent beach and facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Beautiful beach, ample parking, convenient and clean facilities, picnic tables spread out in nice shady settings - a great place to enjoy the beach in Key West

Visited April 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
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“On the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Nice walking paths. The fort is a self guided tour. We didnt see any ghost though. Very peaceful area with beach, artwork, beautiful birds.

Visited February 2013
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