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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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“water shoes” (303 reviews)
“concession stand” (220 reviews)
“nice beach” (305 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

only real beach in Key West, and beach is a stretch, wear shoes or sandals and try to remember you are in Key West.. spectacular views

Thank Johnnybbad021
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Worth the price of admission. Nice beach and views from the park. Hammocks for taking a snooze under the trees by the water on a hot summer day. Best place to get pictures of the sunset!

1  Thank LuvsWeims2
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice beach and park. Well maintained. Not much food/drink available to choose from. Floats and chairs and umbrellas for rent. Great day for fun in the sun. Some were snorkeling.

1  Thank karendvm
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a good time at Fort Zachary. I love history so seeing the canons and the forts layout. The views from the top of the fort also gives a beautiful view of water

Thank Brian K
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Prettiest beaches on the island. We got there about 9:30 in the morning and had the beach to ourselves for almost an hour. We did not make it for a sunset, but we're told it was the best view on the island.

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is very good spot for easy access to view lots of brightly colored fish right by the rocks very near the shore. The day we went in mid Sept., there were lots of jellyfish in the surf but after a...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed September 11, 2015

History is good but more photos are needed. It is pretty much a shell of the original fort. Reenactors would help tremendously!

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Beach is small and rocky, but not crowded. A welcome break from the crowds on the island. The snorkeling is excellent around the rock breakwaters. Tons of colorful fish. Snorkeling gear is available to rent and well worth the cost. I got a full afternoon...More

Thank mtsar6
Reviewed September 10, 2015

This Historic Fort Zachary allows you to also enjoy a scenic beach view! Bring the whole family and lunch for a great day of history! A must see!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Key west has a few beaches you can visit. we have read a few reviews to be able to choose the best beach to go to from the list of beaches we had, and Fort Zachary seemed to be the most popular. We originally took...More

Thank nanna68
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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.