Fort Zachary Taylor

General Park hours
8:00am to sunset daily.
The Fortress hours
8:00am to 5:00pm daily (narrated tour at 11:00am)
Cayo Hueso Cafe and Beach Rentals 10:00am to 6:00pm daily.
Call the Park Ranger’s office at 305-292-6713
Physical Address:
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040

About the best beach in Key West:


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. Bike along the shaded paths along the shore, past the historic fort and beside the Key West Shipping Channel. Take a narrated tour of Fort Zachary Taylor and see Civil War cannons and construction. The 54 acre park is scattered with picnic tables and grills perfect for a cookout at the beach.

The Cayo Hueso Café is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily serving up Key West’s finest beach cuisine. Experience Key West’s most spectacular sunset where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico.For more information please contact the Visitor Services Office at 305.295.0037