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Fort De Soto Park

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Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Phone Number: 727-582-2267
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Activities: Picnicking, Camping, Fishing, Birdwatching

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We love this beach. It's always our favorite place to go when we're down on vacation. They're always doing work to improve upon the park. Very clean park with shower houses and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We love this beach. It's always our favorite place to go when we're down on vacation. They're always doing work to improve upon the park. Very clean park with shower houses and snack bar. You can also find more secluded beach areas on the park grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely, uncrowded, with excellent parking and restrooms close to the beach. Rental folks were very helpful and reasonable.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The best county park ever! Multiple beaches, fishing pier, kayak rentals, dog beach and park, bike path, hiking trail, camping and boat launch. The dog beach is the long and only official one in the area. On weekends it can get crowded, so don't bring a dog that doesn't play well with others, canine or human. And pick up after... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Voted best beach in USA 2005 & always in top 5 in the nation. Beach with white powder sand, kayaking, wind surfing, picnic areas & you can tour the Fort. Pavilions available for events (birthdays, large gatherings, etc..) plenty of parking. Great beach experience. Forget South Beach & Clearwater beach. This beach is true Florida living!

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I Love Fort De Soto! They have an awesome dog park that links w/ a dog beach. I brought my two kids who played in the sand and my dog who played around in the water the whole day! Awesome time~!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful white sands, life guard on duty, sun beds and umbrellas, toilets, snack bar and shop. What more could you need. There are several beaches to choose from but we always end up at the north beach. There is ample parking and its well worth the $8 park entrance. They do close the beach in bad weather though so check... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

THE MOST relaxing spot around - any of the waterfront campsites, and there are many! You just need to book early on their website, but usually there are last minute openings if you can maneuver the onsite reservations. Just make sure you have an account before trying to reserve. We have been here many times over the years. It is... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fort DeSoto has very beautiful but yet quiet beaches to enjoy. The park offers a lot to enjoy - fishing, historical fort, biking, and ferry service to nearby islands. Plus its perfect for watching sunsets. There are several shops/food stands near the old fort and pier with reasonable prices for snacks. Highly recommend for a family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Not too much to look at. The fort is small and overgrown with vegetation. The pier next to the fort was the actual high light. We seen dolphins swimming.

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great historical area! Preserved. Has pier for fishing, dolphins and tons of wildlife - great biking trip for group or self! Hiking, biking, camping white sand beaches an clean!

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Address: Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Phone Number: 727-582-2267
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tierra Verde

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