Fort Zachary Beach


1.8 Miles From Key West Express Terminal - 35 min walk

 Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, FL 33040


Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is somewhat of a secret gem when it comes to Key West beaches. It has a beach that is a mixture of sand and coral rock with calm blue waters. 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. 

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.

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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