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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (308 reviews)
“concession stand” (234 reviews)
“nice beach” (335 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
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+1 305-292-6713
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"water shoes"
in 308 reviews
"concession stand"
in 234 reviews
"nice beach"
in 335 reviews
"rocky beach"
in 107 reviews
"picnic area"
in 87 reviews
"best beach on the island"
in 49 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 86 reviews
"civil war"
in 101 reviews
"rode our bikes"
in 52 reviews
"small fee"
in 51 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 85 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 72 reviews
"fish"
in 285 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 88 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 110 reviews
"interesting history"
in 53 reviews
"mallory square"
in 123 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went to Fort Zachary twice during my visit to Key West. I visited the Fort which was educational, historic,beautiful and fun. I love history so I thoroughly enjoyed touring the Fort. Lots of nature to see too including huge iguanas! The beach is awesome...More

Thank dianedarcy63
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I called to verify that the park allowed animals on the beach with a leash and was told yes. We drove 3 1/2 hours to be told no at the guard shack. They are only allowed on the trails. When I told him that I...More

Thank lanamari
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the best beach in Key West, get there early and enjoy the day. Good snorkeling right off the beach.

Thank swilburn1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spectacular State park, $2 dollars per person to enter. Fantastic clean blue clean beach, here a few tips to enjoy your time there: bring beach sandals because the beach it’s a bit rocky, bring snorkeling equipment and enjoy a nice swim. You can bring your...More

Thank Marta R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Easily accessible by bike, the $2.50 entrance fee per person was great for the day spent there. There are sandy beaches and picnic tables in the shade. The sandy beach, however, does not extend into the water. There's about 8 feet of small rocks to...More

Thank rachelle1625
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this is a great place to relax. they have picnic tables and the beach looks like it is getting more sandy but I would still recommend water shoes.

Thank JustmeinSD69
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Within easy walking distance of the old town, this state park is a lovely area. The $7 per person entrance fee is good for the day. The beaches are lovely and sometimes you get a great air show from the local military. There is a...More

Thank Sean C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When in Key West this is our go-to beach. The water is amazing. Great place to snorkel and see cool fish too. There are picnic tables available and you can rent lounge chairs and umbrellas. A snack bar is also there for drinks and a...More

Thank Kristen L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The fort was cool to walk around and see, but the beach! The beach was beautiful! Remember to bring your snorking gear and water shoes, the beach has tiny to medium rocks as you head into the water. The view is beautiful. They have picnic...More

Thank ChristinaRod1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The beaches here are beautiful but you need to have water shoes to walk around and to get in the water. The water is different shades of blue and is quite calm. The park offers lots of shade and picnic tables for those looking for...More

Thank Jacquie G
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angiec79
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Nicholet55 | Reviewed this property |
If you want an umbrella with your chairs, go early. It's $30 for 2 chairs and a umbrella and they have designated spots for them. We were there at 9am and picked our spot before they opened. Bring water shoes, there is alot... More
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AniinNY
March 3, 2018|
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Response from gorke2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see fish, but not as many as on the snorkeling tours. But for the inexpensive price, there are a good number of fish to be seen.
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