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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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“nice beach” (303 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

The beach is beautiful. You can rent chairs or umbrellas. The water is amazing. The sand is not soft but that's how Key West can be. I would recommend wearing water shoes. Snack Bar, bathroom and tree shade. We stayed till Sunset and I really...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Consistently over the years this Fort has been preserved and kept to its original grandeur... once you get to the inside of the fort where the catacombs are ...you will experience a very cooling effect... no matter how bright the sun is out side... this...More

Thank Vidal-01
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

The beach is small and rocky, but the water is stunning and they have picnic areas in the shade. The fort is worth a visit too. Bring sandals and allow enough time to enjoy!

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon. There is a fee per person to get into the park. We paid $7.50 for 5 people in our car. The first parking lot you come to us the fort. You can do a self-guided walking tour around it...More

Thank hmnichols
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We rented bikes and rode to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. We picked up sandwiches on the way at a deli and had a nice picnic under the trees, then enjoyed the beautiful beach there. Concessions, chair and umbrella rentals were available along with public...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I went to see Fort Zachary Taylor expecting to encounter a first rate historical site and guides to assist you in learning about this amazing site and piece of US history. I was very disappointed to find little in the way of site explanations, displays...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Rocky shore line but beach, water, snorkeling and views are all first rate. Very accommodating with chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear and concessions available.

Thank DJC027
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Context is everything and the Florida Keys are not known for great beaches. So even as this is not a world class beach or anything even close to that, a calm, sunny day here is a very pleasant experience with beautiful tropical waters, plenty of...More

Thank Randonne
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

A secluded beach area, nature walks and historic fort. A little bit of a long walk to reach it, so recommend car or bike. Fort closes at 5pm, park closes at sundown, so allow enough time if you get there late in the afternoon.

Thank Rajbury
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

You have to pay to access the beach here. There's some facilities in there but honestly not much to enjoy but rocky beach..

Thank swimring
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Floridalorax
15 September 2017|
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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.
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Tbirdy21
28 March 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.
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