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Caladesi Island State Park

Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone Number: 727-469-5918
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Ranked #2 of 19 Activities in Dunedin
Type: Islands, Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.
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Type: Islands, Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Took guests on the ferry to Caladesi Island. John, the ferry captain, was funny and nice. The beach was beautiful, facilities were convenient, and the weather was perfect. I was a little nervous about the 4 hour window for catching a return ferry, but that was plenty of time. I highly recommend this beach.

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Woodridge, New York, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The ferry leaves regularly from Honeymoon Island, and is a great way to see some of the water birds and mangroves up close. We were delighted to see the availability of a beach wheel chair for those in need. If you are only going for the beach, you will walk off to the right. If you have more time, take... More 

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Belleair, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Caladesi Island State Park is a wonderful day trip. You can either take a ferry or your own boat over or walk up from Clearwater Beach (a long but very pleasant walk). It has a great beach for beach-combing or just hanging out. The nature trail passes through a variety of habitats ... pine flatwoods, oak hammock, palmetto scrub and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There's a fee to enter the state park, a fee to enter Caladesi Island, and a fee for the ferry ride to Caladesi Island. Depending on what you are looking for will determine whether it is worth the cost. If you are looking for a quiet and beautiful stretch of beach, this might be for you. If you are simply... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Fun and interesting place to visit and explore. Boat ride was fun and peaceful. Excellent restrooms. Pack light to carry on items for the day trip. Worth the price for the ferry to see such a secluded place.

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Waterford, WI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We liked the beach and looking for shells. It was a quiet beach in December. The ferry ride over was fun too. Bring something to hold your shells.

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Winthrop, Maine
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We took the boat ride from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi and loved the view. They have a snack bar on premises which is convenient. They rent beach chairs and umbrellas to make your day on the beautiful white sugary sand enjoyable. It is a must do if in the area.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Take the fairy boat to this Island and pack a lunch. Very beautiful Gulf Of Mexico crystal Clear water and nature trails with facilities . Beach is very soft sugar sand with privacy for long walks . I enjoyed sailing get my Hobie Cat sailing across that area is very very awesome , such fun, great food in local Resturants.... More 

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Lombard Il
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Beautiful beach pretty good shelling. Costs $8 per carload to enter Honeymoon Island Park and another $14 per person to get to Caladesi. Dolphin watching in the bay is free. Bring bug spray. The beach is fine but the walk through the grass and the nature trail do have some pretty aggressive mosquitoes. Great spot for birding (Ibis, osprey, pelicans,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you have to opportunity to visit Caladesi Island, I highly recommend it! My mom and I visited on a chillier day in December, which led to us having the beach almost completely to ourselves. The ferry ride was about 15 minutes, the staff was very nice, and if they see dolphins they will take the boat close to them.... More 

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