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“save your money and snorkel here” 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 #22 of 83 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
Cleveland, Ohio
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“save your money and snorkel here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

the beach is pretty rocky so bring shoes or something for your feet. about 50-80 feet from the shore there are 2-3 rock piles there are so many fish around these piles. I highly suggest snorkeling here. food on site, showers.

Visited June 2013
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“Best Beach on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stop by and stay a while...If you want some beach time away from the main tourist zone then Fort Zachary Taylor is your spot. Stop by the eco Center while you're in the area as well. Worth the time.

Visited June 2013
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“Great place to view the sunset...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A nice beach for snorkling among the rocky coral beach. While we did not go into the water, I noticed that most beachgoers/swimmers were wearing beach shoes into the water because of the coral beach. A nice picnic area had tables and was in the shady area with many big trees. A concession stand was nearby to purchase food and drink and also there was bathrooms nearby. A good place for a family to spend the day.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting self guided tour and often good snorkeling.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We typically walk to Fort Zach for the snorkeling in the morning before the crowds show up. The key to snorkeling there is to watch the tide as the current can be fairly strong. But swim out past the rocks and we have seen lots of barracuda, tarpon, sting rays,grouper and the typical tropicals. The self guided tour of the fort is somewhat interesting and there were some big iguanas too.

Visited May 2013
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“awesome beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

clean place, clear water, nice restrooms and concession.
Saw sea turtles while swimming
an iguana picks up scraps at the concession stand. A must see.

Visited June 2013
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