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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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Natural beauty

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... read more

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

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived late in the afternoon. Most people leaving. The sand warm, inviting, and the water and sky...spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful day at Caladesi Island. The trip by ferry from Honeymoon Island was very enjoyable and everyone, both crew and fellow passengers, were so friendly. The water was warm and a beautiful aqua blue! We saw a large turtle in the water just as we first waded out. It was fun watching the different birds, and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went here for a wedding on the beach. We took a boat from the marina in Dunedin. It took around 30 min to get there. Once there, we were greeted by park rangers. They gave us a run down of where everything was. There is a small consession stand with a few food items, drinks (including beer and wine)... More 

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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Most people take a ferry ride here. We walked here from Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach. Its a long walk, probably 3 miles or about 2 hours one way. The farther north you walked up the beach the less people we encountered. Also saw more birds and shells as we got closer to park. Just bring some water and a... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Psst, don't tell anyone, but this is amazing! It is really worth the extra travel to get here, I just hope it is never spoilt, pristine white beaches and space - away from crowds, just fabulous!

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Bath, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This park/ island is wonderful! Arrived at the boarding part of honeymoon island at 9:30am and the first ferry to Caladesi is at 10am. Perfect timing. Get here early if you want to go. Parking fills FAST! Shelling was awesome and I returned with pockets full of shells. Well worth the trip and experience!

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

To reach the island you have to catch the ferry in Honeymoon Beach State Park. We decided to do this so we could see the beach there. The ferry ride was nice and we saw a couple of dolphins. When you purchase your ferry ticket you are given a return time that is 4 1/2 hours from the departure time.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a very pretty beach very long and great for walking and looking for shells. It is costly however $8.00 to get in the park and then $14.00 per person for the ferry ride so beware and have plenty of money.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Rented a kayak from the only Rental place on Dunedin causeway (sun coast kayaks?), $40 for a 2 person kayak for 2 hours. 15 min ride to beach on caladesi. Had plenty of time for lunch (no services so bring your own), and a 2 mile beach walk shelling & watching LOTS of unique birds. Ferry will cost $14/person plus... More 

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