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“Great piece of History”

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Ranked #34 of 188 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this fort and did a self guided tour but did meet a gentleman who was there as a recreation officer and we learned a lot about the history of the fort.

Thank CaptMG
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"water shoes"
in 305 reviews
"concession stand"
in 232 reviews
"nice beach"
in 327 reviews
"rocky beach"
in 106 reviews
"picnic area"
in 85 reviews
"best beach on the island"
in 48 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 83 reviews
"civil war"
in 98 reviews
"rode our bikes"
in 51 reviews
"small fee"
in 49 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 83 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 71 reviews
"fish"
in 278 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 86 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 108 reviews
"history buff"
in 47 reviews
"mallory square"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a nice beach to enjoy not too far from downtown, this is it. There is a decent amount of parking, lots of room on the beach, shady areas, picnic tables, chairs and umbrellas to rent, snack shop, restrooms and of course a beautiful beach with sandy and rocky areas. We actually walked here from Mallory Square, took about a half hour but was a lot of fun and gave us some post-breakfast exercise! Stopped at the Green Parrot on the way back for a Hendricks and Pink Lemonade. Delicious!

Thank 0917hondo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. We only had a day to explore here, but we were making plans to return next year within hours of our day. We spent the entire day in the water. Swam out to the rocks. My children were thrilled to see many fish underwater. We didn’t rent snorkels but used goggles.
The manager of concessions Tom Blount is friendly and accommodating.
We will definitely be back!!

Thank Robbie M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent at reasonable prices ($30 for 2 chairs and an umbrella). Beach is well cared for and the food shop is reasonably priced and offers good choices. Great beach to spend a day.

Thank Dondi22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to swim in Key West, this is only public beach with decent swimming. $7 for a car with 2 adults. WEAR WATER SHOES! The Reach Hotel is really the only other good place to swim.

1  Thank BanyanBuddy
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