Ft Zachary Taylor State Park

Located in Key West, this is a Florida State Park & favorite known to locals as Fort Zach.

Swimmers enjoying the late day at Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park - Key West beach

Swimmers enjoying the late day at Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park – Key West beach

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park has a beach that is a mixture of sand and coral rock. Swimming along the three coves of the water is quite popular and enjoyable. Snorkelers can explore the rock-pile barriers just offshore to observe small tropical fish. Until lately, the beach had been replenished with sand, meaning that most people got to set up their towels on sand. But the recent Hurricane Dennis has swept some of the beaches sand into the bay bottom, leaving parts of the beach back in it’s former state – rocky. To get there: Travel down Southard Street into Truman Annex. Continue to end and follow signs to the Park Entrance. There is a small entrance fee – well worth the price of admission. The beach is over 1/2 mile more away from the guard shack. Bicycles are the preferred way to get to Ft. Zach, but if you enjoy a long walk it is enjoyable.

A view from water's edge at Fort Zach.  Summertime usually means sea colors of  aqua-blue and light green.

A view from water’s edge at Fort Zach. Summertime usually means sea colors of aqua-blue and light green.

Taxis will drop off and pick up people at the concession stand, and there is parking available for your vehicle. Entrance Fees:

Vehicles:

with 1 person: $4.50 with 2 persons: $7.00 additional persons: $0.50

Bikes and walkers:

$2.50 per person

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