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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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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You can either take a Ferry or take your own watercraft (Boat,Jet Ski, Kayak etc..) to the island. Lucky for us, we have a Jet Ski. We launch right off the Causeway. It takes a few minutes to get there. We go on the northern part of the Island. More south is where the tourists are where the Ferry drops... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful!!! If you are going there for shells, you may want to go elsewhere (Sanibel Island for instance). But this is essentially a good old-Florida beach that has a beautiful view of the gulf without any huge condos or tourist attractions obstructing the view. As mentioned in other reviews - you take a ferry from Honeymoon Island state park. There... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Caladesi island isn't easy to get to. You enter honeymoon park and then take a short ferry over to the island. But the island is unspoiled paradise. It's clean, beautiful, pristine and really interesting. We love the privacy and the lack of crowds. It's our favorite beach in the clearwater area.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We paid the fee to ride the ferry to the island because we were intrigued by the reports of the large shells we could find. No large shells. Then we found out we could have just been on the beach in the state park and seen the same view. There's $35.00 I'll never get back. Plus the $8.00 to get... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The ferry ride over was nice & informative. They guarantee a ride back at a 4 hr interval. I expected to find many shells from the reviews I had read, but there were no better shells than we found on any other beach. Since this is a nature preserve, the beach is not raked, so there was a ton of... More

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NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is the best beach on the west coast of FL. Walking there is a breeze and the money you save on the ferry you can use to rent chairs and an umbrella. This beach is heaven on earth - I highly recommend going there. This beach is one of the few places that hasn't been totally commercialized and destroyed... More

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Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I walked from north Clearwater beach to Caladesi Island State Park and Beach. Most of the reviews and guides lead you to believe that the only way you can get here is by Ferry, private boat or kayaking over from Honeymoon Island. Not so! If you're up for a stroll along the beach, walking here is a... More

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Bailey, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This little island is beautiful! Short boat ride over and warm clear water! It was sting ray season when we were there and we saw 2 huge beautiful sting rays swimming around! Such a neat experience... however... take your bathing suits, beach chairs, towels etc...... we thought it was site seeing since it was a state park... but it's a... More

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Trinity, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hidden gem is one of the most beautiful beaches in Pinellas County. Relax in the sun, have a picnic or rent a kayak everything is right there. You can take the ferry over to Honeymoon Island for the day this secluded beach is quiet and amazing. They have a pet beach, a restaurant and a gift shop. Dunedin is... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a Gorgeous beach!! :-) We took the ferry to the island. What a beautiful boat ride. I've been to almost every beach around me, and this beach is absolutely amazing. It's Paradise. The water reminds me of the Keys, so clear, blue, and beautiful. I saw turtles, and beautiful birds on my way walking to the beach. Love it!!... More

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