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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” (296 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See rented bikes and rode to the fort. Rode all the way around the fort before going in. Our was great to visit. Plus thst was a geocache hidden for an added bonus.

Thank outcold
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan on going to the fort make sure you have your sunscreen because there is no shade. It was really nice to tour such a historic site and see how the fort operated. After that, head to the beach and enjoy the ability...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a friends wedding and was amazed at how beautiful it was. If you are looking for a destination venue that's country beach this is your place!

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beach like I remember in Key West, white sand and clear water and lovely views. Umbrellas and chairs for rent and lots of wildlife too

Thank jmlayton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the beach at this State Park. It was very nice and not too crowded. The water was clear and the temperature was perfect. The shore is rocky, so I would advise you to bring water shoes. We wore our flip flops, but...More

Thank Marc A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying we didn't get here until after 3:00 p.m. We were hot and tired. There was no tour of the fort so we just walked around. While interesting to look at in some spots, there was not enough to hold our...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome beach, tons to do! Plenty of snorkeling. Has bar/food shack, gift shack, butterfly gardens, and plenty of picnic spots.

Thank Ian N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear your WATER SHOES! you cannot walk in without them! Bring your wallet if you need some chairs and an umbrella.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing the fort great little walk tons to see we really enjoyed it I wouldn't do it in the middle of the day when it's super hot .

Thank Calbama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is a great place to spend the day. We did a quick trip around the fort, getting to enjoy the views and learn a bit of the history and then headed to the beach. The shoreline is super rocky so wear shoes but...More

Thank Sarah C
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Can you park at Fort Zachary?
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.
Sha S
Did you walk to the fort from the cruise port? We are going in May and I was wondering what is the best way to get to the fort/beach from the cruise port. I will have my son and elderly mom with me. Neither will be able to walk it if it's too far. Thanks in advance.
18 February 2017|
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Response from Cal30Prez | Reviewed this property |
We are here for a month so did not walk from the cruise dock. It is walkable from there but I might suggest in your situation to consider riding on the Trolley tour which does make a stop at the gate of the State Park. In... More
I have been to this fantastic park many times and especially enjoy sitting under the pines. One of the reviewers above said that they said to bring a " paddle board and snorkel the clear grass flats" Where are the clear grass flats at Zach Taylor. I've walked the beach and have yet to see that. Any answers?
17 December 2016|
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Response from Yanjon | Reviewed this property |
The reason is Seagrass beds at Fort Zachary Taylor HSP are found beyond the breakwaters in deeper water 200-400 feet from shore. This community is composed of a mixture of turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum), manatee grass... More