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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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Activities: Kayaking
Description: One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.

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Beautiful beach

Very nice, clean beach area with a lot of shells. The staff was very helpful and friendly, especially the young boy working on the beach. We have 2 young kids and they had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A ferry ride to get there and the beaches were nice. In my opinion it is something to do once or maybe twice but there are many free beaches that don't require an $8.00 park entrance fee plus a $14 ferry ride to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice, clean beach area with a lot of shells. The staff was very helpful and friendly, especially the young boy working on the beach. We have 2 young kids and they had a great time here. The concessions are a little bit of a hike, so bring a cooler.

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Parma, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Amazingly beautiful beaches with the bluest water. The sand is incredibly soft and the shelling was amazing. The restrooms were great and well kept and plenty of room for changing. Bring cooler and sunscreen and enjoy the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I love very much every morning to go walk on Caladesi.. I can breathe a fresh ar and have more contact with the local nature, in the afternoon maybe 5 pm i can see dolphins swimming at the ocean.. Is a wonderful experience, really recommend..

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a wonderful day get away!! You take a nice 20 min ferry ride, with the occasional dolphin sighting from Honeymoon island; it's $14 for adults $7 for kids for a 4 hour stay. Go early as it's cooler and you can beat the crowds, scorching afternoon sand, sun and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. You can take chairs, a cooler... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We rented a boat from IRB Boat Rentals and made our way here. We anchored up in an area that had a lil more privacy. The kids had a blast in the clear and calm waters. They were chasing hermit crabs, snails and needle fish in the surf. What a place! Next time we'll come ready to stay all day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I enjoyed it very nice place to be active and relax. I would come back again with kids or even with my parner.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great beach with great shelling available. kayaking is a wonderful way to see the island. The ferry ride was very nice with friendly staff.

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fun way to spend the day outdoors in nature. Take the ferry from Honeymoon Island Park and enjoy seeing dolphins and relax while listening to lots of interesting facts about the area by the ferry captain. Bring a cooler with lots of food and drinks, or have lunch at the little restaurant on the island. Lots of beautiful shells are... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

It's a lovely boat trip over...or kayak yourself there. Caladesi is peaceful, and a true slice of old Florida. Birds, dolphins, shelling, pleasant walks in an unspoiled paradise. Amenities if you want them, but not too many. A great day trip.

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