Zachary Taylor State Park Beach

Zachary Taylor State Park is just a stone's throw from the southernmost point in the continental U.S. It's not a large park, compared to most Florida State Parks, but it is definitely in a unique location. The picnic area is especially nice, nestled in a thick grove of Australian pine trees with dazzling blue-green water visible just beyond the picnic area.

The beach is fairly wide with white coral/shell sand and it is within biking distance of downtown Key West. As with all Florida State Parks, there is an entrance fee of a few dollars. Well worth it.

The park has a nice snack bar, barbeque grills, and beach equipment rentals. A Key West vacation isn't complete without a visit to the beach at Zachary Taylor State Park.

Dogs allowed: No.

Lifeguards present: No.

Alcohol allowed: No.