Fort Zachary Taylor Park
A visit to Key West will never be complete without spending a day or more at the Historic Fort Zachary Taylor Park. The perfect way to experience the most of what our tropical island life has to offer. Fun for the whole family!
Park & Fort
Take a narrated tour of Fort Zachary Taylor and see Civil War cannons and learn about the fort’s construction.
Fort Taylor is a perfect example of the wealth of history Florida has to offer. The park, which now covers a total of 54 acres, is a National Historic Landmark that played a significant role in Florida’s early development. Construction of the fort began in 1845, shortly after Florida became a state. In 1850, the fortress was named after U.S. President Zachary Taylor, who died in office earlier that year. Throughout the 1850s, construction on Fort Taylor was slow. Yellow fever, shortages of material and men, remoteness, and hurricanes had slowed down progress. Read more…
“Key West’s Best Beach”
Experience Key West’s most spectacular sunset where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico.
Swim and snorkel at Key West’s best beach! Discover and become a part of this beautiful underwater habitat. Snorkel off the beach and experience rich tropical marine life such as parrot fish, schools of yellowtail snapper, lobster, and various hard and soft corals.
Bring a pole and catch dinner off the west rock jetty. Fishing is permitted on the west side of the park along the Key West Shipping Channel.
*certain restrictions and licensing may apply.
Wooded nature trails are a warm and inviting place to bird watch and discover native plant life. Read more…
Chickee Hut Beach Rentals
Forgot something at home, or just wanting to make the most out of your day at the beach? Visit our Chickee Hut and rent some of our beach equipment!
Umbrella Set with 2 Lounge Chairs $30
Umbrella Set with 1 Lounge Chair $20
Umbrella Only $15
Lounge Chair $10
$5 deposit required per transaction on above items
Picture ID required for:
Blue Raft $10
Snorkel with Fins $20
Mask & Snorkel Only $15
Fins Only $5
Deposit refunded only on presentation of proper receipt
Closing time 5:45
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Forgot to bring snackS?!
We’ve got you covered!
The Cayo Hueso Café is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily, serving up the finest beach cuisine.
Weddings & Private Parties
If you’re looking for the perfect location for your tropical beach wedding, or planning to host a special private party, look no further!
Our dedicated Fort Zach Weddings website is currently under construction. Please contact Kirsten for in the meantime for all wedding and private party inquiries.
YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Endless Special Moments
Celebrate by the Ocean