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“only OK” 3 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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Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Lockport, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“only OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

we were told by locals this was the best beach and very quiet.....yes it was pretty quiet but thats about all I liked about it. First, its kinda had a weird entrance, the beach was very rocky--had to leave your shoes on all the time, hard to find a place to put your towel and lay out with so many rocks...very uncomfortable, the water was pretty but it seems liked after a few feet it dropped off.....we did not go to the fort so I cannot comment on that, they do have a little smack bar there so that was good...it cost $2.50 to get in..not bad...I would not go back!

Visited February 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
“Amazing beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Third trip to Key West and first time I heard about this beach! Well worth the admission into the park for the scenery, soft sand, umbrellas and milepost markers!

Visited January 2013
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“60th Birthday Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My friends through me a 60th Birthday celebration at the park.
We cooked out enjoyed looking at the ocean. Flew a kite. The facilities were immaculate. Had a great time would recommend to everyone.

Visited January 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Not a highlight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The beach here was ok. It was too murky to enjoy swimming or snorkeling and the Fort was in the midst of a Civil War re-enactment, so that was cool. We did not take the tour (time constraints) which would have helped the experience.

Visited February 2013
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Rochester, NY
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“great place to spend a day and get some sun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We walked into the park, entrance cost us $2.50 apiece. We took a very pleasant walk down one of the trails then walked the beach. One major warning - lots and lots of rocks on the beach. You do NOT want to walk barefoot on this beach! The water was great.

We rented snorkeling gear from the kiosk ($13 per person for mask, snorkel and fins). There are 3 rock groups that you can snorkel around. The water goes to about 6-8 feet deep once you get past the first 20 feet or so. In spite of a really windy day we saw lots of cool fish and got some good pictures. Looking forward to a repeat visit.

Another warning - you can rent chairs and umbrellas...very expensive and they can't be moved around. I would avoid this.

Highly recommend a visit to this picturesque park.

Visited January 2013
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