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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 traveled to Clearwater from NC just to visit this Island. We had a wonderful time just walking, looking for shells, and enjoying the view. Bring something for the shells, and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Albemarle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We traveled to Clearwater from NC just to visit this Island. We had a wonderful time just walking, looking for shells, and enjoying the view. Bring something for the shells, and a camera. There is a nice refreshment/ souvenir place and bathhouse so you don't have to bring a backpack full of water and food if you don't want too.... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

All over the world, this is known as THE beach. As former residents, we can say there is a good reason for that. It is nice and clean and beautiful.

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hornell
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice place to walk around, there is a fee to get in. Can't really say that it is a park, nothing to do there! We rented bikes and only good if you wish to ride from one parking lot to another!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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202 reviews 202 reviews
86 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You get to Caladesi Island by ferry from Honeymoon Island. I suppose you could also go by some other water traveling vessel. It costs $14 roundtrip by ferry though they also have coupons on their website. The ferry ride is about 15 minutes, and the ferry leaves every 30 or 60 minutes depending on season. The island is so beautiful... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We paddled to Caladesi from the Dunedin Causeway. We have our own kayaks, but they could be rented on the causeway. The owner of the rental stand was full of helpful information and advice even though we were not renting from him. We headed directly for the marina and the start of the kayak trail. It took about 20 minutes... More 

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Miles of white sand; no automobiles; ranked by Dr. Beach as #1 beach: all natural with aqua waters with incredible Gulf of Mexico sunsets in southwest Florida. Just a ferry trip from Honeymoon Island takes you to an escape of your life! Bathrooms and food, yes. No problem I know...I live nearby and witness the excitement from visitors.

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Dunedin, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing beaches, calm and clear waters and even historical educational fun. There are hiking trails,kayak trails through the mangroves. You can rent a kayak on the Dunedin causeway and kayak over. The waters are very calm and easy to navigate.

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has been voted best beach in the US. It is incredible. The water is great, the sand is better than on any beach, including Hawaii.

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Clearwater, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wild, undeveloped, easy to find empty areas, beautiful. See the real Florida. Close to the cities but remote in atmosphere.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great beach! We spent 4 1/2 hours soaking up the sun and searching for shells. Great shelling beach, lots of different kinds and sizes. We rented a cabana and it was great. The park worker that set up the cabanas was very friendly and professional. The chairs were very comfortable . We did not find any whole sand dollars but... More 

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