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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This was AMAZING! There was quite a long wait to get in, so we assumed it was going to be packed but we saw maybe 5 people checking out the fort... otherwise we had it to ourselves and were able to see so much of...More

Thank RaeRaeY
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Beautiful natural beach with lovely clear water. The children enjoyed watching the fish swimming around them in the sea. Wear beach shoes in the sea as it is quite rocky to start with. Although we were there in August there were plenty of picnic tables...More

Thank LynneH04
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We stumbled upon this place the last day of our trip. We hadn't been to any good beaches so this was a hidden gem. Its a park so you have to pay to get in $7.00 for a car w/ two people, .50cents for extra...More

Thank aberfitchgr534
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the beach here. We went during the week so it wasn't too crowded. We walked from Whitehead street which took 20 minutes. There are several picnic tables in shade so we didn't need to rent chairs and an umbrella. The...More

Thank Richbutnot
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Keys for the long weekend and decided to go to Fort Zachary to enjoy the day. Had a great time walking around and enjoying the beach. I have travel to Key West 4 times and never enjoyed the beach there. However...More

Thank SalYuri
Reviewed September 2, 2017

My boys enjoyed their visit to this historic fort. There is a nice beach area at this state park. Until I visited the Keys, I had no idea that there really aren't beaches in the Keys. It is the place you go for watersports!

Thank casadecobb
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We visited the Fort beach area in August (Summer 2017). We paid $10 for 4 passengers in our car; the ticket is good for the whole day (you may leave the park and return using the same ticket). The beach is beautiful, and one of...More

Thank bahamas09
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We spent most of the day just relaxing here by the beach. The facilities are great with the toilets and cafe. It is a bit rocky under foot so i recommend the water shoes you can get cheap at CVS. The water was quite shallow...More

1  Thank abbey-7
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The beach here....by FAR the best beach on the island. My brother had his wedding here as well and that was so rusticly elegant...we had a great time. It rained and the Fort kept us dry....what beautiful location....well worth the park entrance fee...to go everyday...More

Thank Machelle T
Reviewed August 31, 2017

True, the beaches in KW don't have the fine white sand you see elsewhere in the Caribbean, but Zachary Taylor beach is absolutely wonderful. Clear water, shade if you want it, picnic tables, tree climbing lizards... we biked there, which as fun, and it's a...More

Thank gatito10
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September 14, 2017|
Response from photoguywisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help you, but I too enjoyed those lovely trees at Fort Zachery. I'm hoping that lots of places in the Keys come through with out great harm.
March 28, 2017|
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Response from PaTravelfan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of parking, but be aware there is an entrance fee, although fee is good for all day.