Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Key West Fort Taylor 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 very enjoyable, and snorkelers can explore the rock-pile barriers just offshore for small tropical fish.


How do I get to the beach/park?

To get there, head 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.

How far is it from down town key west?

The beach is located in Kew West.

What activities are available?

Activities include a beach area bordering the Atlantic Ocean that gives park visitors an excellent place for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and fishing. There are shaded picnic areas with tables, grills and several outside shower and bathhouse facilities.

Beach Photos:
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A Key West beach photo page providing some good Taylor Beach photos.

More info:
Key West Travel Guide
Here is a Key West travel guide that provides a small Taylor Beach review.

Virtual Tourist
Here are several reviews of the Fort Taylor provided by Virtual Tourist.

Fort Zachery Taylor National Historic Park:
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A Key West online magazine providing park FAQ's, Photos, activity info, general info, history, and more

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