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FORT ZACHARY TAYLOR BEACH KEY WEST - free

fort zachary taylor Key West, FL 33040

KEY WEST BEACH

FORT ZACHARY TAYLOR BEACH KEY WEST - FREE

 

An 87 acre state park with a pre-Civil War Fort. Wonderful sunset views. One of the best beaches in Key West, though a bit rocky. Public restrooms, food/drink kiosk, chair rentals, picnic tables and BBQ's. Admission charged. Entrance through Truman Annex at Southard St.

 

This is the best beach in Key West, located where Gulf waters meet the Atlantic. The water is clear and the bottom is rocky, which makes this a good place to snorkel and see tropical fish and live coral. Because of those rocks, it’s smart to bring water shoes. The state park offers shady areas to relax and the historic fort is worth exploring. Parking is hard to find in Key West, and so it’s good to know you CAN park here. The beachfront Cayo Hueso Café offers reasonably priced sandwiches, snacks, cold beverages and beach sundries served on a patio overlooking the beach.

 

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach

601 Howard England Way

Key West, Florida 33040

(305) 292-6713

 

Admission: $6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. $4 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.