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Caladesi Island State Park

Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone Number: 727-469-5918
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Dunedin
Type: Islands, Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.
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Type: Islands, Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the beach. The beach was really quite. Clear water also enjoyed the ferry ride. We were total 10/15 people on the island. But very careful form the aggressive mosquito. I would say billion billion mosquito will attacked you if you don't keep walking to the trail. We stopped on the beach trail for few minutes to take... More 

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West Keansburg, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were fortunate to go to the island on a beautiful November day. It was almost deserted with only about 25 or 30 people on the beach. We walked almost to the end and felt like we were on a deserted island. It is totally unspoiled and natural. There were lots of beautiful shells to take home as souvenirs. There... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Three of us visited this place. I loved the ferry ride which will take you to the Island and the weather was cool. Didn't like the place much since it doesnot have any activity which I was hoping though you can rent a boat and roam around the place which is great. But if you are going for a quite... More 

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Altamont, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We rented a boat from Neil at Island Marine Rentals in Indian Shores (which I also highly recommend) and took the 10 mile trip up the Intracoastal, which in and of itself is amazing. Island Marine's map gave very specific and easy-to-follow directions as to how to follow the marked channel to get to the back side of Caladesi to... More 

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Mooresville
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

the water clear and calm so you could see all the sting rays. Make sure you do the shuffle when in the water, you dont want to step on the rays. We spent a few hours slowly walking the shore and finding some interesting shells. The beach was empty for the most part. There was maybe 20 people total. It... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We packed a picnic lunch and some beach chairs and spent a lovely afternoon at the beach. We loved the ferry ride . We went during a time when the weather was cool and there were only eleven people on the ferry. Even though we live in Florida, we still love to see dolphins. The ferry trip was only about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Loved the beach. We rented kayaks and spent the day there and in Honeymoon. But you have to be physically prepared for this because the island is huge and it might take a lot of kayaking to get to any place you wanna go. But I have to say the beaches are just beautiful, the sand, the water, everything, we... More 

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Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Weather was spectacular! Found island more developed than I expected, but it was vey nicely maintained. Beach was wonderful, and not too crowded. Boat trip was pleasant. We arrived at low tide and were discouraged from renting kayaks, which was a bit disappointing but chalk that up to our bad timing. Walked the beach, found seashells. Just a really nice... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

See my review on Honeymoon Island for a full perspective on what did on the day we went to this part of Florida.

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Triadelphia, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We just had a quick trip over. It was nice but we should've rented kayaks to explore more of the island.

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