Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Key West: Hours, Address, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
4.5
Historic Sites • State Parks • Beaches
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
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LastMangoInPA
Mount Holly Springs, PA171 contributions
Great beach, great historic fort
May 2021 • Friends
This location offers a historic fort to tour and also a great beach for swimming and snorkeling. There is also a good snack bar. Admission is reasonable
Written July 30, 2021
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jerubow64
Chanute, KS29 contributions
Beach time and Fort exploration; Great time!
Jul 2021
Spend a few hours at the beach then headed over and toured the fort.

The beach was nice with lots of room and chair and umbrella rental available. Fort was a wonderful experience with many displays showing the history of the fort and highlighting life during the Civil War for those stationed there.

Well worth the time, especially for history buffs.
Written July 29, 2021
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GE
Marathon, FL1 contribution
Rocky beach with clear water and a coral reef
Jul 2021 • Family
This beach was very rocky so wear shoes if you plan on walking along the shore. We brought our snorkel gear with us and swam out to a large group of rocks to view reef fish; it was a great time! The water was crystal clear the day that we went so it made viewing the fish easy and fun.

I wouldn’t recommend this beach if you enjoy shelling or sandy beaches, but if you like to snorkel I think you’d have an awesome day here.
Written July 29, 2021
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MtDuffy
Marion, Iowa73 contributions
A little rocky
Jul 2021
Great beach by Key West standards, not really a beach goers dream. Rocky on the entry then fine. Good rentals and a bar for lunch.
Written July 28, 2021
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Russ P
Brooklyn, OH6 contributions
The beach is nice and the fort is cool
Jul 2021
This is a pretty nice beach to go to on Key West. There are not many to choose from though. This one is somewhat rocky. You can rent umbrellas and chairs, for a somewhat hefty price of $30 for one char and an umbrella. The fort itself was pretty cool. We did a self tour and was pretty interesting to see it and walk around.
Written July 26, 2021
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Cleanhotels
Columbus, OH339 contributions
Only non stinky "beach" on KW in July
Jul 2021 • Friends
The "beach" area is very small and fishing allowed is only from atop the jetty rocks, which was way too dangerous imo. If you live in Florida or are use to wide open beaches, KW is not where you will find that. KW has a couple "beach" areas for tourists (Higgs, White and this place.) Higgs and White stunk too badly from seaweed so we opted for FZT. It didn't smell and had shade and breeze, on a hot July day...it was a welcome relief. Picnic tables if you get there early were a bonus as well. $7.00 a carload of 4 and .50 per each additional person. Cheap enough since all other places are pay to park by time.
Written July 26, 2021
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Cooper3339
Pearland, TX161 contributions
Great beach day, NEED WATER SHOES!!!!
Jul 2021 • Family
Good beach day. We rented chairs and umbrella. If you bring your own it is difficult to get the umbrella in the ground. Swimming was nice and water was clear the first part of the day. Food was available but the line was ridiculous! Very rocky beach …don’t go without water shoes!!!
Written July 26, 2021
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@KeyWestTed
Key West, FL76 contributions
Beachin' It At Key West
Feb 2021
I think I’ve officially found the reset button!

Fort Zachary Beach allows you to let the past be the past... and to simply enjoy living in the moment! ️

I’m not sure if you can relate but hitting the reset button is something I might start doing more!

Make sure to:
Bring your water shoes,
Snorkeling gear,
and picnic items!

They have shade / sun / charcoal grills / and lots of fish!
Written July 21, 2021
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skinnie101
Kings Park, NY38 contributions
Only Beach in the Keys worth visiting
Jul 2021
Very disappointed. I expected a Great Beach but was left wanting. This Beach is by far the best in the Keys but it is very narrow and crushed coral NOT sand. Water shoes are a must! I can't believe I left home for vacation to come here for this. Much better beaches on Long Island, New York, from Coney Island out to Montauk.
Lunch/Drinks at the concession stand were good. Picnic tables in the shaded areas are very nice. Self tour of the Fort was interesting, if that's your sort of thing.
Written July 20, 2021
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Shari Gutto
Kansas City, MO3 contributions
Beau it rocky
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very beautiful beautiful beach. Clean and well preserved. Very very rocky. Painful I suggest where slides in The water
Written July 17, 2021
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