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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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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walk from the NYAH to the Fort Zachary, was a litter long but fun and interesting. paid 2.50 per person, I guess there is more to do than just the beach but we only went to the beach.

Thank MabelJazmin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach rental umbrellas and chairs spot closes at 5. A bit pricey at 35.00 for 2 chairs and an umbrella. And we rented for 1 hour. The beach is full of rocks so be prepared to have a hard go of things unless you...More

Thank jwatk33228
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not end up going into the park because they charge just to walk thru the gates. Talked to some people (from Capetown, South Africa) and they said it was very rocky and not that good. Just wanted to let you know there was a...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking for a beach in KeyWest with amenities then this is your place. Very accessible, you could camp or just enjoy a day. Good bike trails and places to fish. Lots of shade.

Thank Danna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love history and exploring original areas of history, then this is a must see while you are in Key West, we loved exploring all the corners of the Fort. And climb up top for an amazing view like no other.

Thank XploitLife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. Great beach. Definitely bring water shoes because of the rocks. Definitely bring snorkeling gear. Great snorkeling experience too.

Thank J P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a walk around Key West and we decided to go to this park. There is plenty of shade because of the trees. Nice place to have a picnic. Went swimming because it was 100 degrees out. Good for family outing at the beach.

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracking facility! Met lovely people ! Water was like a hot bath! Great clean beach and nice little cafe/ food hut lovely cocktails

Thank Edwardsreview
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to admit that my draw to this park was to see a part of my family history. The gentleman who restored the park is a cousin of mine, but i found the history very interesting as well. Since we travel a lot, we...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to walk around in and imagine what it must have been like to live there in the mid-1800's. Lots of brick arches; the cannons are impressive! $7 for parking. The beach was nearby, a couple minutes' walk away. Drops off quickly to...More

Thank Chris W
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29 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
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
18 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