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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (308 reviews)
“concession stand” (234 reviews)
“nice beach” (335 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
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+1 305-292-6713
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"water shoes"
in 308 reviews
"concession stand"
in 234 reviews
"nice beach"
in 335 reviews
"rocky beach"
in 107 reviews
"picnic area"
in 87 reviews
"best beach on the island"
in 49 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 86 reviews
"civil war"
in 101 reviews
"rode our bikes"
in 52 reviews
"small fee"
in 51 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 85 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 72 reviews
"fish"
in 285 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 88 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 110 reviews
"interesting history"
in 53 reviews
"mallory square"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to go to beach it was beautiful the water was perfect and none of the seaweed like the other beaches you can rent chairs and umbrellas and floats and the y charge 7 $ to park your car there is also a cafe...More

Thank mimi719
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling to Key West and knew it was NOT famous for its beaches. But we love the ocean and gulf. Someone recommended this park and so glad that they did. The park is clean with bathrooms showers, snack stand and picnic tables under tree cover...More

Thank Lorraine F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice stop glad we found it. We walked in the first day took in the Fort tour then headed to the beach. This beach is Rocky so good water flip flops or water shoes is a must. We liked it here lots...More

Thank Denise G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to pay $2.50 each to enter the beach and fort - more if buy car. People say it is the best beach in key west. Well, yes it is large and can accommodate more people than the others, but the sand is just...More

Thank sunburntpenguins
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on the hunt for a couple hours on the beach and landed at Fort Zachary. While I will admit the water at this beach far surpasses Smathers Beach (free, public beach), I was completely underwhelmed with the beach itself. The sand area is...More

Thank MizzBowe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I visited Fort Taylor on the afternoon 5/27/18 in conjunction with a Memorial Day weekend visit to the island that was, for the most part, a washout due to the approach of Tropical Storm Alberto. The sun came out on this day,...More

Thank Michele M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this beach, the fort and the park, the sunsets here are very beautiful, take the day and enjoy this beauty!

Thank bbplategl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were trying to decide on a beach location to spend the day and it was recommended that we go to Ft Zach. We packed up our stuff and road bikes across the island to the park and thoroughly enjoyed our day. The beach is...More

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved snorkeling! Beach is rocky, bring shoes! This is the BEST place for a sunset!! Much better than Smather’s beach!

Thank KatrinaSenasec
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is pretty but you have to walk over piles of seaweed then giant rocks to get into the water to have a seaweed bath. There are rocks on the beach and in the water so water shoes are needed. It is one of...More

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angiec79
14 May 2018|
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Response from Nicholet55 | Reviewed this property |
If you want an umbrella with your chairs, go early. It's $30 for 2 chairs and a umbrella and they have designated spots for them. We were there at 9am and picked our spot before they opened. Bring water shoes, there is alot... More
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AniinNY
3 March 2018|
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Response from gorke2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see fish, but not as many as on the snorkeling tours. But for the inexpensive price, there are a good number of fish to be seen.
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