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.
Taxis will drop off and pick up people at the concession stand, and there is parking available for your vehicle.
Vehicles: with 1 person: $4.50 with 2 persons: $7.00 additional persons: $0.50
Bikes and Walkers: $2.50 per person