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Caladesi Island State Park

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Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone Number: 727-469-5918
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Kayaking
Description: One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.

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Away from the crowds

My friend and I heard that Caladesi Island is one of the top beaches in the U.S., so we had to go! Our favorite part was being away from the crowds, but there seemed to be a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, United States
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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My friend and I heard that Caladesi Island is one of the top beaches in the U.S., so we had to go! Our favorite part was being away from the crowds, but there seemed to be a lot of foreign objects in the sand- I nearly stepped on a rusty fishing hook. The only fee was for the ferry ride... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have only been traveling to this area for about a year. It is hands down, my favorite beach to go to near my home. If you have never been or it has been a while, they have done a great job making this area more friendly to tourists and local visitors. If you kayak from Dunedin Causeway to Caladesi,... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

One of FL's best kept secrets. I do a lot of kayaking and Caladesi is one of my favorite kayaking spots. I take off from the Dunedin causeway and paddle through Hurricane Pass (between Honeymoon and Caladesi Island also called St. Joseph Sound. I make a left in the Gulf and it is an exciting trip each time. The white... More 

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Groveland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Based on a recommendation of family members who traveled to Florida and wanted some quality beach time, we opted to go to Caladesi Island. The price of park admission at Honeymoon Island State park and boat ride to Caladesi island is well worth the amazing sights (Dolphins, Herons, Flamingos, etc) you see on the trip to and from the island.... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You will deserve that ice cream after taking yourself or family on the ferry to this state park. The ferry ride is short, less than 30 minutes and the waiting area, after purchasing tickets, is a covered deck with restrooms for your comfort. We loaded up our beach wagon with our umbrellas, chairs and snacks and were allowed to park... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Honeymoon Island is a beautiful place and worthy of a day trip all its own, but you can explore both islands once you have paid for parking. The sign says 8 bucks a car, I was by myself and they only charged 4. Simply park and purchase a ferry ticket so you can board the boat. The boat was cute... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This state park has a boat ride to honeymoon island, nice 20 minute ride to a beautiful beach! It is a must for beachgoers

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There are so many picturesque and relaxing Parks near Dunedin and this is certainly among the top picks.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As other reviews stated, you pay to park at Honeymoon Island park ($8) and take the boat over ($14 adults/$7 kids), but I thought it was so worth it. We took our two kids (11 & 12) and they loved the boat ride. We did see dolphins on the boat ride over. When you land, there is a restaurant and... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Honeymoon island has a very small sand beach. Too much erosion. Caladesi Boat ride is $14 for adults. Less for children and seniors. Beautiful, peaceful. All facilities are available. Great place to go if you want to get away from the crowds in Clearwater. Go early.

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Additional Information about Caladesi Island State Park

Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone Number: 727-469-5918
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dunedin
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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