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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Head out here for the sunset! Breathtaking views of not only the subset, but sailboats silhouetted against the sky. Worth the small fee for entry.

Thank chicag0traveler_11
Reviewed yesterday

Clean beach with all of the amenities. The beach is rocky so wear beach shoes. We had fun watching everyone who wasn’t wearing beach shoes think they could make it to the water without them. Ouch! We were staying close to Smathers beach but the...More

Thank Connorsmia
Reviewed yesterday

We didn't make it to the fort, but the beach was very nice. Well worth the $2.50 to get in, because everything was clean and nice. I appreciated that it had a lot of trees, so we could park our towels in the shade without...More

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The park had always been a favorite visit while in Key West for the shady beach and easy swimming. We visited on a Tuesday when 3 cruise ships were docked-this led to a very crowded experience. Would visit again but will definitely check whether any...More

Thank travellady44s
Reviewed yesterday

Lived in Florida all my life and never realized this was so important in our country's history. Worth taking an extra hour to stop, see and listen to the park ranger. If you go to the beach, remember it's rocky so wear sea socks!

Thank LauderdaleAnnette
Reviewed 2 days ago

we had a tight schedule so decided to take the leaflet and read the boards as we went around. There was plenty of information to be able to do this. A couple of times we also heard one of the rangers explaining things to other...More

Thank hartlovap
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great historical site that also provides beach access. The fort is informative and there are clean restrooms nearby. The beach is decent and there is plenty of parking available.

Thank Celena B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty clean and inexpensive to get into. Bring your own food, theirs is pricey (which is normal). Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space to hang out.

Thank Dihizzle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice little getaway from busy downtown Key West. The Fort is not extremely interesting but it does offer a nice view of the coast and is a piece of civil war history. The beach is really nice, there are plenty of picnic places, long chairs...More

Thank Azalai77
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for the beach but also found the fort to be an interesting place. First, I would recommend water shoes as the beach area is very rocky. There are chairs and umbrellas for rent as well as areas to grill out. There was a...More

Thank Lolita J
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
You can't buy snorkelling gear but you can rent fins & mask for $10.00 (I think). Also to rent they ask you to leave your driver's license.
August 7, 2018|
Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
The island itself isn't very wide (north & south), we walked from Mallory Square near where the cruise ships dock down Duval street to our hotel on South street in about an hour or so. There are closer streets than Duval, so... More
Sally G
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
I think the walk-ins are $3.00 a person.