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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

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
+1 305-292-6713
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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 fish snorkel gear self guided tour watch the sunset interesting history mallory square
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a clean, nice beach in Key West. A local told us it’s the best beach. Food and drinks are available. Ample parking, bike racks, showers and bathrooms. $2.50 entrance fee.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank backfrompr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took one day on our Vacay and went to the beach here at Fort Zachary, great little beach, chairs and umbrellas available to rent. Nice restrooms and snack bar. Could not purchase alcohol to take on the beach so had to sit in the eating...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Todd R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful beach in Key West. Great place to visit. Plenty of parking for cars and bikes, picnic tables, nature trails, bathrooms and impeccable sand. Take water shoes, the sea has a rocky bottom.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 459mariab
Reviewed 2 days ago

We showed up on our bicycles after visiting the day before. A car load is considered 2.8 people - really? I forgot the price but for walk in's or on a bike it is $2.50 per person. NO ALCOHOLIC beverages allowed but they have a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JKing428
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great few days on the beach. It's pebble but plenty of chairs and umbrella for hire - around 30 dollars. If you have reef shoes, then wear them. Calm waters, warm. We loved it! The fort had just closed when we wanted to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nixstix143
Reviewed 4 days ago

Overlooking the Gulf, Fort Zach is the remains of an early stone fortress that protected the western part of Key West. Interesting history and incredible views. Worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Walsh13k
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Take a bike and cycle here from anywhere on Key West. A wonderful old fort with much history! The park is pretty cool. Take a towel so you can try the water. Plenty of space on the beach and lots of people cooking up BBQs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Manfialba
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter's wedding was held here (@ The Point). Beautiful area that was set up nicely. People and boats around we're respectful during the ceremony. Had reception there too and it was all arranged very well. Staff was great to work with!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carlaanddaves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like forts and they kind look alike all around the world, but it’s always interesting to see the history and construction. The park charges a fee to enter, but that’s a good thing because it does help limiting people and help conserving the area....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ArturHH
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first Mile 0 Festival. It was great. We have already registered for next year. Can't wait to see the lineup!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Jeffrey M
13 February 2019|
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Response from BkyCa | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Fort Zac is very close to the pier where your ship will be docked and you will be able to see it as you come into port if you are on deck. Look to your right as you pass the very first strip of land. It’s... More
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.