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Jolee Island Nature Park

Destin, FL
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Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in Destin
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: A nature trail and playground.
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We love trailing around on Jolee Island. It is an adventure--tucked away yet so close. It is fun to run around and play hide and go seek on the trails, look for sea urchins or just chill.

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Solon, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A small island within Sandestin Resort has been outfitted as a playground, picnic area, and nature preserve. There are several swings where one can contemplate the bay or watch the birds as well.

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North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This area needs some attention. It's pretty rundown and unclean. We did not see any wildlife. Don't waste your time.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

we rented bikes and biked around the area of Sandestin, including Jolee Island. Not what I would consider an island. But, we drove on the pathways, and took some time out to sit on the swing by the water.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Located in beautiful Sandestin Golf Beach Resort. This is a nice short trail hike along the Choctawatche Bay. During our hike we saw many osprey which was an extra special treat while enjoying the scenic beauty of Jolee Island Nature Park. A must do for nature lovers!

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Longview
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

THIS IS ACCESSIBLE ONLY TO THOSE STAYING AT THE SANDESTIN RESORT. Aside from this, Jolee Island is accessible via walking, biking, canoe, or paddle board. My wife and I biked out there twice during our week long stay to sit on a swing and watch the storms roll in. Quiet and peaceful, the island is a nice secluded area to... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

After seeing its rank, we were excited to take our 2 young boys to enjoy some short hikes and a pirate ship playground. We were surprised when GPS led us to a private resort checkin. We were turned away and the boys were very disappointed. Do not repeat our mistake!

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Destin, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Jolee Island is located within the Bay section of the San Destin Resort. Children of all ages will enjoy it. We walked the numerous nature trails where you can see many species of shore and sea birds ... even Eagles! Kids will love the playground and playhouse in the woods. There is a magnificent walking bridge leading over a Bay... More

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great fun for the whole family. Can just explore or go out on the bay. Great for kids...they can burn off excess energy without wandering too far.

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Carmel
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

An awesome place to hike through. It has many areas for picnics, it is secluded you feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere. It opens to the Bay for beautiful views and a very small strip of beach sand. The playground is a good option for the kids, and there is even a grassy flat area for... More

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