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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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We are not beach sitters and they did provide beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. but we loved the 3.5 mile nature trail through the center of the park and the ferry ride over was short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We are not beach sitters and they did provide beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. but we loved the 3.5 mile nature trail through the center of the park and the ferry ride over was short but delightful

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Favorite spot in FL. Quiet, white sand, food, rentals. Do the kayak trip. Only takes an hour and it's once in a lifetime experience.

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Linden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful place, very peaceful and clean. If you love shells, you can find them there for sure just be there when the tide is low... we got some pretty ones.. Walk from the Clearwater Beach is long.. we did it once but for kids it was toooo long.. 2-3 hrs walk.. you can get a ferry there but they limit... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can only get there by your boat or pay for shuttle which is expensive but I think it's worth it.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went mid morning one day to explore and collect shells. We were a little nervous at first when we saw sign that said "Be aware of Rattle snakes". But a person there said stay on path you will be ok. So we made it to beach and it was beautiful. Walked along shore for 3 hours collecting shells. As... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The best thing about Caladesi is everything. I loved the ferry over to Caladesi so relaxing the staff is super nice , cool captains , we even got to see dolphins on our ride back. The beach area is like being in a movie. Private Clear waters, beautiful sky's, loved the fact that we could rent umbrellas and chairs .... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were so glad we heard about taking the ferry from Honeymoon Island! It is a 15 minute trip via boat to get to this beautiful beach - tons of sea shells and not over run with lots of people. We were able to rent beach chairs and kayaks right on the beach!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

the island state park is a little piece of tranquility just right on the gulf coast - there is wildlife and beaches with nature trails - we did not take children so not sure how much there is to do for the kids - you have to visit by boat - either on your own boat or on the regular... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We rent a kayak at the bridge to go over to Honeymoon Island. It is a wonderful day! Sandy beaches, birds, and seclusion. We always find dolphins too! Definitely worth a visit!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Clean beach with good parking. North end of park is a nature trail which is great for bird watching. Small rabbits and other small animals, sea birds are present. Their is a café where food can be purchased.

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