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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
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All reviews water shoes nice beach concession stand rocky beach picnic area best beach on the island chairs and umbrellas civil war rode our bikes small fee entrance fee snorkel gear fish self guided tour watch the sunset interesting history mallory square
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had no Idea it existed in Key West. Amazing history behind this fort. Inexpensive to visit. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank miamisigns
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

lots of interesting sights..and a great beach. Good activity for the day, and they have a snack bar..I have never personally eaten there though. It is a clean well kept park. If your a shell searcher..it is not as good as it was years ago...but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank beachbumBELLA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clean beautiful beach and park is very nice, make sure you bring beach shoes. It is rocky. Chair rental expense.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank patsyh593
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I with another couple went to Fort Zachary Taylor after being told we should only go at 11am so we could catch the Park Ranger giving a tour. Best information we got because if not you will be just walking around this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bdthomp405
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this beach several times while we were in Key West. The first day we went, it was a little cloudy for snorkeling right off shore. The second time, it was very clear and a great spot to do some snorkeling. Water was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Renee H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

$2.50 to enter if you’re on foot or on a bike(as we were) - $30 for 2 loungers and an umbrella Nice clean beach, cafe, restrooms - safe place to swim and in Oct the water temperature was 84 degrees

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jackiegM760WX
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great little beach to snorkel especially for beginners. There are plenty of picnic tables scattered around under the trees. Plenty of food and drinks to choose from at the cafe. You can rent chairs with umbrellas for a reasonable price. Just be aware this beach...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Luvthekeysmore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $2.50 you can lounge in paradise. Beautiful water and nice beach with enough sand to relax and enjoy yourself. Also, lots of shady areas and picnic tables. There is a small cafe with burgers, wraps, drinks, etc. There is no alcohol except for while...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank laneybailey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seaweed was bad the day we were there. In the afternoon, it cleared out and we had a nice day. We rented chairs and an umbrella. It was a relaxing afternoon lounging on the rocks in the water and talking.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bobbie021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not your typical beach. Cool scene with the trees so close and it has pick nick table, plus a consetion stand with fresh water wash offs. Moreover...its free!

Date of experience: September 2019
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13 February 2019|
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Response from kathleen e | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is very close to the dock area
29 January 2019|
Response from keepingitreal40 | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee for vehicles and yes many people had dogs. Don’t forget beach shoes if you’re planning on getting in the water
4 October 2018|
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Response from MelissaS167 | Reviewed this property |
I apologize I had not seen this. You can walk into the actual fort area and go up on the battlements.