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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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Palmer, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to the St. Pete's Beach area we decided to take a drive to Caladesi Island State Park. We did not want to follow the crowds to the ferry, so we elected to rent kayaks and paddle over. We are a couple in our 50's who are moderately fit but do not own kayaks. We decided on... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Such a great day at the beach. The water was warm and there were so many seashells. Loved that the beach was not overcrowded.

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Hamilton, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My family of 3 visited Sunday July 27 for a side trip from Indian Shores, FL. A visit to this park is a relaxing change of pace from the neon beach gear in Clearwater. You enter Honeymoon Island State Park ($8/car) for entrance onto Caladesi Island. The ferry travels to Caladesi Island for a four-hour stay. Ferry fees are: $14.00... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great beach and view. State Park well maintained, clean and convenient. Do not recommend kayak of mangroves. Too expensive for short time.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I LOVE that all visitors are limited to a four-hour window of exploration of this pristine beach. This regulation keeps the ambiance peaceful and the sands uncrowded. Shelling was much better here than I had expected, too. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed lazing away my afternoon on this beach. It was well worth the round-trip ferry ticket price (just under $15... More

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Poulsbo, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you wanted to get away from all the crowds, this is the place to go. A short ferry ride over with a wonderful narrative of the history as you go. You can walk down the white sand beach and be all by yourself or set up your spot under one of their umbrellas for a small fee. There are... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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