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Fort Island Gulf Beach

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Address: 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: 352 527 7540
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Quiet, Clean, White Sand Beach!!

This is a very relaxing Beach to go to. The Beach is very quiet and not crowded...The White Sand is Clean and Beautiful. The water was very calm. Nice way to spend the day!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is a very relaxing Beach to go to. The Beach is very quiet and not crowded...The White Sand is Clean and Beautiful. The water was very calm. Nice way to spend the day!!

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N. Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a nice beach with good washroom facilities and picnic table sites. The sand is nice and white and the beach is relaxing with great views. The board walk and peer is a great asset, with nice places to sit and with excellent views. I saw 2 manatees swimming around the peer - it was the highlight of the... More 

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Converse, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Peaceful and quiet. No seashells, but pretty white sand. Great place for kids with no waves. I explored the jetties. It was clean and pretty.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A very nice spot and tranquil. Get there early for a good free parking place. They also have a free boat ramp just down the street.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Found this fabulous little spot by accident. Wow so quiet and serene, just super. We drove up 19 for a Sunday drive, and turned left, and just kept going, what a great surprise. You will need to take all with you, There are bathrooms. great swimming hole and picnic spots with covers. No stores and no machines to buy things... More 

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Southeastern U.S.
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72 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Of course, it was February and shortly after arriving in Florida, we wanted a beach experience. This beach is not like what you might expect, but is nestled in the estuary/island/marsh areas around Crystal River. The drive to the beach is unique and interesting. The facilities are pretty nice, and the beach is small. But if you are in the... More 

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Winthrop, Maine
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I am in a wheelchair and found that I could get onto hard areas of grass and enjoy the scenery. It is peaceful, quiet, serene, remote and beautiful.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went looking for a little beach time and found this gem of a beach and it is free. It is by Crystal River. Number of people fishing nearby and lovely sand looking out over the gulf. Very pretty spot. I would definitely come back again

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our plans to canoe the springs were derailed one afternoon so we went to the beach instead. We wandered through the trails and out on the pier and were lucky enough to see a few dolphin and then went back to the beach itself for sunset. It was a beautiful sunset but we did need to break out the bug... More 

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Bowmanville
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48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Come here every time we are down to Florida. Nice board walk out to fishing pier. Good boat launch also. Very nice and clean beach. You can see many different shore birds here washroom are clean. Only draw back dogs are not allowed on beach

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