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Fort Island Gulf Beach

16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
352 527 7540
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Ranked #13 of 13 Attractions in Crystal River
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This beach is small but lovely. There were a lot of birds everywhere, and people enjoying the scenery. It has pavilions and seats and grassy areas to enjoy. All kinds of people and families were there, in fact, there was a sunset wedding near us, right on the beach. I loved being there!

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Apollo Beach
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The place was very clean and well maintained. However the water was not appealing at all. We laid out for two hours then went back the hotel to hit the pool. Nice short drive that was nice

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went to this delightful little beach after viewing manatees, it was a wildlife and swimming haven.We saw dolphins in the gulf of Mexico, a variety of seabirds and thousands of crabs. The waters were calm and warm and it is shallow to quite a way out, handy for the less confident swimmers. Parking is right next to the beach,... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

People this is the gulf.citrus co has done a great job maintaining this little park.compare it to Pine island.my tax dollars well spent,they keep it free to all,kudos citrus co.

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Crystal River, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very small beach and the only salt water beach around. I have been to many beaches in my life and this one is a disappointment

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East Coast
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is one of the saddest beaches I have ever seen. I would love it to be great but it is always covered with bird droppings. The location is very cool but ick!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Compared to the larger beaches on the Atlantic, this beach is tiny, but it has several pavilions; the facility seems to be adequately maintained and has restrooms. The swimming area is small, and there is no lifeguard on duty. Since the local schools are back in session, it wasn't overly crowded. Also there is a fishing pier and a boat... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Go south to Tampa St Pete area if you are looking for a beach. It is not here at this location. This is more of a roped off area on the river.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We drove to this beach with many other cars doing the Florida Car Cruise across Florida. It is a nice spot. The Sandy beach is very nice to walk on. It is a great spot for watching the sun go down over the water.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I just recently moved to Fla. From SC and googled the nearest beach to Dunnellon, this was it! Being raised in Florida I have/had been to pretty much every beach in the mid to nothern part of the state in the past.... This is a quaint little beach! Like others say..there are no shells, it's not "flashy" just a quiet... More 

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