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“WOW, wish we'd discovered this two trips ago!” 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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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 young children, Activities for older children
Frederick, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“WOW, wish we'd discovered this two trips ago!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Kind of a long walk, next time we'll take a pedicab but it's a lovely spot. Two chairs and an umbrella for 30 bucks. Awesome way to spend the afternoon!

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new york, new york
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“Nice place to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stopped by the beach one afternoon. It was a great beach to just sit and relax. There are benches and barbecues and a food stand (not great but it's something). The view is what made me happy. Beach itself was rocky, but I was warned about that before hand.

Visited February 2013
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Lockport, IL
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28 helpful votes 28 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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“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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“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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