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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” (309 reviews)
“concession stand” (227 reviews)
“nice beach” (317 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is the best bargain in Key West. The beach is long - hundreds of yards. There are trees if you like shade. You may rent a very nice adjustable lounge chair for $10 until 5:30 pm. There are many picnic tables. They have a...More

Thank barbh2o
Reviewed 16 April 2016

You can do a self guided tour that you can get through in about 30 minutes. I love to take pictures and explore so it took us longer.

Thank MrJohnny68
Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you get to take the tour, you will enjoy the tour guide Charlotte. She was awesome. We were so impressed with her knowledge,of the fort. The beach is beautiful. But as another review stated, take wanted shoes, there are many, many rocks making it...More

Thank ranger520
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This was my beach of choice when I lived there for 10 years. Be sure to bring water shoes as the rocks can be tough on your feet. Excellent snorkeling right off the beach. There is also a concession, bathrooms and showers.

1  Thank Mikel_Lee
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This beach is quieter than the others. It is rocky but the water is beautiful. Chair and umbrella are too expensive.

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great Beach, our fav on Key West! Beautiful, paradise! While some posters say that you can walk, you Can, but riding a bike or driving is much better. Walking in the heat toward the beach might be a bit much for some. Bike rental places...More

Thank CorrynRN
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

What a nice, quiet place to watch the famed Key West sunset! Pretty little beach. Beautiful alternative to Mallory Square.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This park was one of the highlights of our trip to the keys. There were awesome beaches and the fort was really cool to walk around in. We spent half a day here and everyone enjoyed it.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The history of the fort is interesting. For the price it is a great deal and worth a visit. After the fort you can head to the beach. The end by the concession was busy but the other end was great. We strung up our...More

Thank Mari Anne H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The park is located on the other side of the Naval Base and was a good walk from our hotel. We were glad that we made the trip to see the fort and to visit the beach area.

Thank harryf966
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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|
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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!