We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Key West Sunset Champagne Cruise
More Info
and up
Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
More Info
and up
Classic Day Sail Aboard America 2.0
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“water shoes” (306 reviews)
“concession stand” (220 reviews)
“nice beach” (307 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
Write a ReviewReviews (5,202)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 4,478 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of shade provided by beautiful trees, lots of beach tables, very scenic. The sand has lots of chunky coral, so firm flip flops or water shoes are recommended. This beach is so worth going to see!!

Thank Ilza S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fishing off the sea wall was fun, too. We caught grouper and a lizard (?) fish. The beach had a nice concession stand with food and drink, including adult beverages. The beach is one of the nicest on the island, but still a little...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The minimal State Park fee is well worth it to get access to the Fort, which we walked through, plus the wonderful beach area. The beach has lots of area of shade, great parking and the beaches offer easy access. There are rest rooms and...More

1  Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I got married at Fort Zach's R2 location. The park is a beautiful location for a wedding, but also great for beach bumming! Stop in for a tour of the Fort while you're there, and stay for sunset!

Thank Alysse712
Reviewed 4 days ago

This park, for a small fee, gives you access to one of the best public beaches in Key West. You can rent lounge chairs and umbrellas, there is a place to eat and have a drink, and there is a Civil War museum to boot....More

Thank Gary_J_AvonByTheSea
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful location but beware $30 for 2 chairs and umbrella and to get into water first step over sharp broken shells\rocks then once in water all rocks though smooth all varied sizes making it difficult to walk on and rocks go all way out. This...More

Thank seamac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the park was nice and well maintained, the beach was a bummer. There are large rocks blocking the access to the sea on one side and the other side has a mix of rough large sand with coral rocks. Have to wear sandals to...More

Thank Joaquin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you need a break from drinking take a ride out. Cost a couple bucks to get in but is worth the look.

Thank ak629
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach. For 30$ two can lounge in a comfy lounger with an umbrella. Small cafe with drinks and food. The beach is clean but rocky in some spots. Bring strap on shoes to easily walk into the water without stubbing a toe. Bring a...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great state park to visit. The beach is a coral beach meaning there isn't a lot of fine sand near the water but more crushed up coral. The coral can be sharp and jagged so water shoes are recommended. We snorkeled while...More

Thank AppalachianWanderers
Nearby Restaurants
Santiago's Bodega
4,372 reviews
.25 km away
Bliss Restaurant Key West
869 reviews
.55 km away
Blue Heaven
11,475 reviews
.38 km away
La Creperie French Cafe
1,208 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
14,980 reviews
.57 km away
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
827 reviews
.25 km away
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
1,229 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 September 2017|
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.
28 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Amistad1234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of parking, but really filled up quickly on the Saturday we were there. A different perspective on the actual fort - you need to take a few minutes to explore the fort. Worth the time. Have fun!