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“Nice spot for families” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #16 of 160 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.
Arlington, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice spot for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Good beach for families to spend the day at. Has a nice food shack and changing area to clean up/use the restroom. Beach was also clean. My only suggestion would be to wear water shoes. There are lots of rocks entering the water.

Visited June 2013
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“Great spot in Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We liked this beach so much that we came back twice in one day. First time snorkeling and had a blast. Watched boats, packed a picnic lunch, and enjoyed the sand. Only bad part: our lack of adequate sunscreen led to a painful burn the following days! Wear lots of 50+!

Visited June 2013
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Amazing snorkelling - if you're patient!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Within 6 feet of the beach (around the boulders) the marine life is stunning. Swim over (gently) and wait a few moments. The shy fishes will emerge to surround you in an abundance of colour and diversity. This truly is a wonderful place and the fact that this tropical fishtank is right on the beach means it is accessible to even the most cautious snorkeller. We saw everything from Blenney to Barracuda and all the diversity inbetween. Tip: be patient, be quiet and go early in the day, because when all the noisy families arrive, they scare the fish back into their hiding places. Nevertheless, we had two of the most memorable hours of our lives interacting with the marine life at Fort Zachary Taylor.

Visited June 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“save your money and snorkel here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

the beach is pretty rocky so bring shoes or something for your feet. about 50-80 feet from the shore there are 2-3 rock piles there are so many fish around these piles. I highly suggest snorkeling here. food on site, showers.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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28 attraction reviews
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“Best Beach on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stop by and stay a while...If you want some beach time away from the main tourist zone then Fort Zachary Taylor is your spot. Stop by the eco Center while you're in the area as well. Worth the time.

Visited June 2013
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