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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 Sail and Reef Snorkel with Lunch
Ranked #20 of 187 things to do in Key West
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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.
west michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Beautiful place! We rode bikes and my husband rented some fins and a masked. He saw a lot of fish. Beach is very rocky but water is gorgeous. Loved it here.

Visited July 2013
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HUNTINGTON, WV
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“Nice Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Actually went because someone recommended the beach and went into Fort Zachary Taylor while we were there. Self walking tour. Interesting history. Would recommend.

There is no naturally occurring sand on Key West. This beach consists mainly of broken coral. Very hard at least on my tender feet. Pretty setting. Best beach on Key West that we found was off of Simonton Street. Very small put not as hard on the feet and water was calmer.

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Malaga
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“Great beach, park and snorkelling.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Spent a couple of days on the beach inside the national park. The beach is great for snorkelling (equipment can be hired on site). There are a few man made reefs which attract loads of interesting fish, I even saw a barracuda ..... Great facilities too with a decent cafe, shop, rest rooms and showers available. Loungers and umbrellas available to rent. $7.50 entry for a car and 3 people. Must visit while in Key West.

Visited July 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Great sunsets!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great place to see the sun set and you can even take food to make your own barbecue. We enjoyed a great barbecue there and we stayed until sunset. Really a great sight! One of the best sunsets I've ever seen.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was a nice beach. You have to pay to get in, but not anything too outrageous. Beware, the water is very rocky and hard on your feet, but the temperature was warm and nice (at least when we went in July). The location is beautiful. There were a lot of palm trees and picnic tables to sit under and barbecue if you wanted. The sand was nice and you can throw down a blanket if you want, but once again, beware, it can be a bit coarse and rocky. The beach is right next to the inlet where the cruise ships come in and out of, which was very cool to sit on the beach and watch these behemoths float on by. The fort was also very nice and is included in the price of admission. The kids had a blast climbing on the canons and exploring the different passages. Climbing the stairs to the top of the fort gave you an incredible view of the ocean as well as the cruise ships, so don't forget your cameras!

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