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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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Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to just stay a little bit of nature. We were very taken back with a surprise We saw an eagle and a eagles nest! Breathtaking!! If you're looking for the commercial park this is not the place if you're looking for a beautiful nature trail take a moment to enjoy!

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed taking a nature walk with our toddler. I will say the area is in Serious need of maintenence. Beach area is very small, but nice for little ones.

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New Hampshire
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Shhhh....this is one of those places that you don't want a huge crowd. We really enjoyed walking here. It's just a nice place to escape the sometimes busy Sandestin/Destin area. It has a nice little beach for bay swimming and the paths are well kept.

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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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