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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 #12 of 13 Attractions in Crystal River
Type: Beaches
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Gainesville, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Fort Island Gulf Beach is an off-the-beaten-path 1,000 foot wide sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico nine miles west of Crystal River, Florida. Mostly a "locals" beach although I've encountered Europeans and other travelers there. Modern restroom/changing facilities and an outdoor shower. Ten covered picnic tables available on a first come first served basis but in my experience folks... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

About 9 miles west of FL 19. Sandy beaches with rest room facilities and showers. Limited picnic pavilions. LIMITED LIFE GUARD PRESENCE!

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

It is a clean little beach with clean fascilities, but a bold view of Nuclear plant. Not pretty! Not something you wish to view while swimming or sunbathing. May make you worry that you will glow in the dark after a day at the beach.

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Inverness, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

It is a nice beach. sometimes people can be a little sloppy and not pick up after themselves.

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Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Dark warm water, plenty of mosquitos and people....

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Hinton, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Sandy beach + warm Water + Sunshine = Super stay for a quick trip to the beach!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We love coming to the beach here, it is so beautiful. The birds are a plenty and are so fun to watch. It is quiet and not crowded on any day. They offer covered picnic tables, so bring a lunch and stay awhile. Just becareful of the spiny burs in the sand near the parking lot exit (OUCH). Don't miss... More

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Silver Springs
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

If you're looking for a crowded beach with concession stands and bikinis..don't go to this beach! The beach is secluded, easy to reach, very clean and not crowded. There are picnic tables and clean restrooms. The pier is very nice, as well as the boardwalk from the pier to the beach. Very scenic, with white sand. Bring your chair or... More

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Buffalo, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This beach is awesome. Excellent sand, good swimming and not at all crowded.

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Lecanto
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

everything sand water people sun was out my wife sitting and enjoying her self walking on the board walk and seeing people fishing

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