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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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Dunedin, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Whether you ride the Caladesi Ferry or take your own boat, going to Caladesi Island is a special treat. If you are able to take your own boat over to the island you don't have the four hour restriction. You can even spend the night over there. They have a very nice Marina, restrooms, and a cafe. There is also... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

After visiting Honeymoon Island, we took the ferry to Caladesi Island!! It's $14 per person and worth every penny! Awesome experience, this is such a relaxing trip over. On the beach they rent chairs and umbrellas, but they only take credit cards. You can only stay 4 hours at a time, when you get your ticket for the ferry there... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about Caladesi Island. We make it a "must do" each time we go to Florida. The ferry ride to the Island sets the tone of relaxation and getting to someplace special and off the beaten path. The beach is pristine and the walking trails through the park are so much fun to explore; we... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This beach is uncrowded and pristine. The ferry ride over and back is fun in itself. If you want a relaxing beach day this is a winner.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Enjoyed the short ferry ride and our time on this beautiful beach. The sand was the sugary type you hope for on a Gulf beach....

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Dubuque, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was both my son and my first time seeing the ocean. The staff at both ends of the boat ride to Caladesi were very friendly and had lots of information for us. Found numerous sea shells and had good food at the snack bar on the island.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Took the ferry to Caladesi, ate a very nice lunch on picnic tables upon arrival, rented an umbrella and two chairs to sit on the amazing beach. Hunted for shells, visited with guests and walked in the ocean. Beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Ferries leave every half hour from Honeymoon Park for the 20 minutes ride to Caledesi. We have one regret- we didn't get to kayak through the mangroves. If you want to do this, do it first, as you are given a timed return ferry with a maximum stay of 4 hours. The mangrove kayak trail takes 2.5 hours and the... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

At Caledesi you will find an unspoiled beach - not overrun with visitors since it can only be reached by a ferry from Honeymoon Island ($14 per person round trip), a private boat, or a VERY long walk from north Clearwater Beach. There is a a wonderful nature trail for hiking, a well stocked gift shop and snack bar, a... More

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Selinsgrove
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Fist time visitors to Caladesi Island, and we LOVED IT! Just a short ferry ride from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi. As soon as we jumped off the ferry we grabbed a drink and started the small walk to paradise. Beautiful views! Unspoiled beaches, of white sand, shells, beautiful birds, and warm water. We felt like we were on our own... More

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