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Caladesi Island State Park

1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Dunedin
Type: State Parks, Islands, Beaches
Activities: Kayaking
Description: One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you are active, adventurous, and like a secluded beach, Caladesi is for you. Don't bother taking the ferry starting at 10am, you can only stay for 4 hours. The better alternative is to rent kayaks from Sail Honeymoon right off the Causeway and kayak around most of the island/mangroves area and walk around for hours, collecting whole shells, seeing... More

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Orlando, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to Honeymoon Island State Park and Caladesi. It was definitely worth the trip and we will go again. We started at Honeymoon Island (the barrier island park just to the north of Caladesi) and kayaked/sailed to the northern tip of Caladesi. We spent time walking along the beach. Fantastic park. Doing it again, I'd park... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Nice beach, beautiful surrounding, but long hike with all you beach gear. The gentleman at the beach was very helpful taking everything to our beach spot and then coming back to set up chairs and umbrellas

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Columbus, NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Favorite beach in the Clearwater/Dunedin area. Took the first ferry over at 10:00am. They stamp your return ticket and take the timed ones first on return trip. We arrived at Caladesi 10:30 and then there is a long hot walk to the beach area. Our return was 2:30 so we had to pack up by 2:15, 3 1/2 hours for... More

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited this island 3 yrs ago & was very excited about coming back. Granted the weather was not good - extremely windy & no shelling this time. But, prices have gone up & you'd be better off going to a local free beach. Try to stay away from the trap of renting an umbrella - $27 is wayyyy too... More

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Dunedin, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Caledesi Island State Park is a nice place to spend the day. The beach is great and there's a concession serving mainly hamburgers and sandwiches. Many enjoy the ride from Honeymoon Island to the park. Great place for the whole family. The only negative is that the mosquitoes and no see'ums will drive you crazy in the mornings and evenings.... More

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Dunedin, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Kayak over to the beach at Hurricsne Pass, soft white sand, no crowds , great swimming, kayak thru the mangroves and feels like you in a far away tropical jungle

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This place is really not worth it. We had to go, just to find out, but I'll save you the trouble. You will see the same thing or better at Honeymoon Island State Park, which is right next door. The ferry ride over was prompt and okay. The ferry ride back was chaos as people lined up and there were... More

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Front Royal, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took the ferry from Honeymoon park over for an afternoon excursion while in Clearwater Beach area. Had an enjoyable time with our two small children collecting shells and splashing in the water. We weren't planning to stay for the day but wish we would've come better prepared to do so. The beach was beautiful. Calm clear waters good for... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went over on the first shuttle and walked as far as we could around the beach. It was so beautiful and uncrowded. Tons of shells, sand dollars were on the beach and in the water. Had a great time and would do it again. Bring lots of water!

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