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“only OK”

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #13 of 169 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Lockport, IL
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“only OK”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

we were told by locals this was the best beach and very quiet.....yes it was pretty quiet but thats about all I liked about it. First, its kinda had a weird entrance, the beach was very rocky--had to leave your shoes on all the time, hard to find a place to put your towel and lay out with so many rocks...very uncomfortable, the water was pretty but it seems liked after a few feet it dropped off.....we did not go to the fort so I cannot comment on that, they do have a little smack bar there so that was good...it cost $2.50 to get in..not bad...I would not go back!

Visited February 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Amazing beach!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Third trip to Key West and first time I heard about this beach! Well worth the admission into the park for the scenery, soft sand, umbrellas and milepost markers!

Visited January 2013
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“60th Birthday Party”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

My friends through me a 60th Birthday celebration at the park.
We cooked out enjoyed looking at the ocean. Flew a kite. The facilities were immaculate. Had a great time would recommend to everyone.

Visited January 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not a highlight”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The beach here was ok. It was too murky to enjoy swimming or snorkeling and the Fort was in the midst of a Civil War re-enactment, so that was cool. We did not take the tour (time constraints) which would have helped the experience.

Visited February 2013
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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“great place to spend a day and get some sun!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We walked into the park, entrance cost us $2.50 apiece. We took a very pleasant walk down one of the trails then walked the beach. One major warning - lots and lots of rocks on the beach. You do NOT want to walk barefoot on this beach! The water was great.

We rented snorkeling gear from the kiosk ($13 per person for mask, snorkel and fins). There are 3 rock groups that you can snorkel around. The water goes to about 6-8 feet deep once you get past the first 20 feet or so. In spite of a really windy day we saw lots of cool fish and got some good pictures. Looking forward to a repeat visit.

Another warning - you can rent chairs and umbrellas...very expensive and they can't be moved around. I would avoid this.

Highly recommend a visit to this picturesque park.

Visited January 2013
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