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Caladesi Island State Park

1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
727-469-5918
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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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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

People in general make it sound like heaven, but no really.. Goods Warm water with low gentle waves, for me that was the best of all Bads Be prepared to have water shoes to walk at the sand, because it has extremely lot of shells. You cannot easily find a sandy spot in the water, it has ton of stones,... More

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Corrales, New Mexico, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is listed as the second best Florida location to pick shells on the beach, but is so much more. The ferry trip out and back was fun and the crew was good about joking and adding to the trip. Once there, the beach was beautiful!! We were lucky to have cloud cover since this time of year is... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Accessible only by ferry or boat it doesn't get more private. I have taken the ferry many times but now use the marina for a small fee. The small marina has power and water and overnight stays can be arranged. The beach has been #1 rated several times, when you walk on the smooth white sand and swim in the... More

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capreol
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Pack a nice cooler full if goodies, towels, sunscreen and leave your stress behind. Go early in the day as there are only do many ferry rides a day and you may wait a little to get one. There is a nice gazebo waiting area and when we went a park ranger was there talking about some if the shells... More

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Dover, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I thought that Caladesi Island was beautiful! The sand was very nice, the beach was clean and the water was gorgeous! The ferry boat ride was nice, though I thought it was a little pricey since you had to pay to get on to Honeymoon island as well. They should offer some type of combo deal if you are taking... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are typically two options to visit Caladesi; one is by ferry and the other is by Kayak. I definitely recommend the latter. Our recommended route: 1) Rent a kayak from Sail Honeymoon or somewhere else. The price is around $55/4 hours or $70/day for a double kayak. 2) Then take a peaceful and relaxing 20 minutes kayak to reach... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A quite peaceful beach with the whitest sand around. A ferry ride from Honeymoon State Park is the only way to get there unless you have a boat. The ride isn't longer then maybe 10 mins. Restrooms,food bar and rentals are available. Beautiful breath taking sunsets

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Caladesi Island state park is a beautiful natural island with clear and calm water that allows for a nice relaxing day at the beach. Whether you should go is a matter of taste and what you desire from the beach you visit. I have read many of the reviews on trip advisor. This is a natural beach. There is no... More

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Kissimmee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Loved the ferry boat ride over to the island and spending time on an empty beach. There was a nice bathhouse with showers, a hiking boardwalk, a little store with food items and drinks and lots of space.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have made two trips to this Island in the last month. It is a short ferry ride to the island and then a small gift shop and rangers information center. You carry all of your stuff for about a 5 minute walk and then you have a private island almost to yourself! We walked to the far end to... More

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