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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

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Address: 601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
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+1 305-292-6713
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has...

Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.

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Nice Beach

This is on of the best beaches in Key West. It has a big swimming area, refreshment stand, place to rent umbrelas, a picnic area with tables. There are also palm trees that line... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chestertown, New York
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Chestertown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on of the best beaches in Key West. It has a big swimming area, refreshment stand, place to rent umbrelas, a picnic area with tables. There are also palm trees that line the back of the beach so it is possible to find some shade. Three is an admission charge, but worth it.

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Jamaica, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately arrived too late to do any of the tours for the fort, the ship or the marine life research building. However the beach was really nice, as the water was clear and the beach was rather clean. Fair warning there are quite a few areas where rock is mixed in with the sand. There are also chairs and umbrellas... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This state park (entrance $2.50) comprises two parts: the fort, which is of average interest to wander around on, and the beach area, which we thought was the nicest in Key West. Shady trees go right up to the sand, which is great for parties with people who prefer shade. It had been super windy for several days before I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss it. This is where the real southern point. Very nice calm beach. It has open standing shower and clean rest room. Lots of parking spots, picnic tables with bbq grill.

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I live in the keys and have been to the park twice when we have had people in town. Does not get old or boring and it helps if you have the yearly state park pass!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden gem at the end of the world. Beautiful beach and amazing view! Perfect place to watch the sunset!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ocean was absolutely beautiful. Turquoise ,blue and green water. The beach itself was a little rocky but the water is well worth it. The historic fort is interesting to see also.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing great to see here, but not bad stop if you are walking around. Some shade to be had on a hot day.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a day and do some history that was outside of the hustle and bustle and with less crowds. This was the perfect place! It cost $8.00 to drive in the park but they rate it based on how many are in your vehicle. It was worth the money because once we toured the fort, we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing state park is located right next to the shipping channel with plenty of Australian pines to provide shade so it it a great place to sit down, relax and watch the boat traffic. Unlike the rest of Key West there is plenty of parking. The restrooms are large and clean with available storage lockers. They also have a... More 

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