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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

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Address: Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
Phone Number: 305-292-6713
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has...

Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.

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A Key West Must!!

If you like an AWESOME sunset without the crowd, this is the place! AMAZING!! Quieter and cleaner beach area is very nice. Fort is great for the history buff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like an AWESOME sunset without the crowd, this is the place! AMAZING!! Quieter and cleaner beach area is very nice. Fort is great for the history buff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't even go anywhere else for a beach. This is a place where the Gulf meets the Atlantic. The water is clean and not stagnant like the other beaches. We saw a eagle Ray jump completely out of the water while sitting on the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Head here for the best view of the sunset in Key West; beach and picnic area. This gets you away from crowded Mallory Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice beach. Very busy and no alcohol allowed. They have chair and umbrella rentals that are very nice. It is very rocky so be prepared!

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Staying at a nearby hotel and a "Local" told us about this beach. We got there around 9am, if you want to rent chairs and an umbrella its 30 dollars,they open at 10 am, there is food concession there along with rest rooms and showers. There is also picnic tables there also. The water is super clean but the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come to Key West for 15 years and finally made it to this State Park, which is disguising a beach! And a cafe and nature trail and picnic area with perfect Palms. Did I mention the cafe food is great and the serve beer? It's a must do for anyone. Buy your snorkel gear at CVS, get a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a beach in Key West, pay the fee and visit Fort Zach. You will want to rent a chair, since the beach itself is rocky. And be careful when you step into the water too! But by far, the best beach with the best views on the island!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the beach and ate lunch at the park. The beach was nice. Clean water, clean beach. Nice snorkeling. The beach is a mix of sand and rock (wear shoes) The restaurant / consession stand had good food and alcohol too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous! Wish we had had more time to spend here. The beach is the best beach in Key West! We only stayed a short time but we can't wait to come back on our next visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay, so you don't go to Key West for a beach. That said, fort Zachary beach is a pretty nice spot. Bring your surf shoes! We didn't and truly missed them. The shore and most of the bottom of the water itself is very rocky. Water was very clear, no funky smell (as we heard can be the case in... More 

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