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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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“concession stand”(241 reviews)
“nice beach”(359 reviews)
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
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Reviewed today

This was our first Mile 0 Festival. It was great. We have already registered for next year. Can't wait to see the lineup!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tbrvpark
Reviewed today via mobile

Great picnic area and beach. Not a lot of sand but there is a swim area and lots of shade. Concessions were available.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mnfarm01
Reviewed yesterday

We'd recommend a stop at Fort Zachery Taylor. The fort was easy to move about. I thought they needed more signage throughout the fort to better understand its history. The beach was pretty, but you need water shoes to walk around. The park was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul_inSunPrairie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to check out this beach for the first time. There is a fee for walkers, bikers and cars. The water looked beautiful but it was a little cold for me to go into. You cam rent chairs ther but we just laid on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JenniferH25
Reviewed 3 days ago

Oh, my...spectacular sunsets from the beach! I sat along the cement wall between the large boulders. Others gathered, but not a large crowd--great access for photos! Very nice beach, lots of picnic tables, restroom access, parking. A great place to spend a relaxing day that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sally S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So worth the price of admission. A fort for history buffs, picnic area with lovely ocean views and a really pretty beach. Public restrooms, a small cafe, and beach chair and umbrella rentals available. Plenty of parking. We enjoyed the beach and fort during the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Soooo beautiful and easily accessible from Key West. It looks like a tropical island with many private areas to sit and read or watch the stunning color of the water as well as some amazingly cool animal life. There is not a lot of a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathleen e
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to tour the Fort, which was interesting but ended up spending most of the day at the beach there. Beautiful beach with food concession and rentals right next to the beach as well as clean restrooms and changing area. the upper part of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful beach day with my wife as we rented an umbrella & two chairs for $30. Idyllic beach with some trees for cover as well. Has bathrooms and some kind of snack bar. I told many friends and co-workers about my trip to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bigstockbroker
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We lucked out and had a fun Ranger give us a very informative tour. If you just walk around on your own you will miss a lot of history about this place.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Jeffrey M
February 13, 2019|
Response from BkyCa | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Fort Zac is very close to the pier where your ship will be docked and you will be able to see it as you come into port if you are on deck. Look to your right as you pass the very first strip of land. It’s... More
January 29, 2019|
Response from keepingitreal40 | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee for vehicles and yes many people had dogs. Don’t forget beach shoes if you’re planning on getting in the water
October 4, 2018|
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Response from MelissaS167 | Reviewed this property |
I apologize I had not seen this. You can walk into the actual fort area and go up on the battlements.