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Fort De Soto Park

3500 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
727-582-2267
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Picnicking, Camping, Fishing
Traveler Description: The Fort The fort houses 2 of the original canons that defended the coast as well as a few of the surrounding support strucutres. One of the old... more »
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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newark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were on a 3 part trip for our honeymoon in March. Fort De Soto was the last leg of our trip. We were looking for a relaxing location that was central to spring traning. WOW did we get it right. This place was amazing. The weather was cool, mid 70's but we thought it was perfect... More

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Tierra Verde, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Many people visiting St. Pete Beach and Clearwater miss out on visiting this paradise, but once here people love it and want to return. Because it's such an impressive place people assume it must be a state park, but it's actually a county park. The main attraction is North Beach, Dr. Beach's number one beach for 2005, although swimming is... More

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ft De Soto park offers so much for any visitor. The park has great walking and biking trails, boat launch facilities, camping and kayaking. There are multiple piers where you can fish and a fabulous "doggie park" where your pets can run free on beach front property. The park has beautiful beaches and facilities to change or shower and a... More

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St. Petersburg, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

They charge $5 to park but well worth it. Best beaches, fishing, camping, kayaking, sailing, you name it... It's a beautiful, tropical oasis with bike paths, walking paths, and did I mention the best beaches????

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This beautiful park has plenty to do and perfect spots to do nothing at all but enjoy the scenery and the clear blue water. We walked the trails through the woods, watched hundreds of fish in the clear water from the pier, hung out by the water with the great blue heron and watched the fishermen. Bring chairs to relax... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We wished we would have had more time here, it is worth coming for more than one day! We had fun at the beach and it was cool watching the fisherman at the Gulf Pier. There was so much more to check out though.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Recently spent the day at this beautiful park and enjoyed walking around the trails ad reading about the history. The pier is great to go out on and the dolphins were putting on a show. The water was so clear and it was great walking in it. Seeing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge from there is in itself a treat.

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Fort de Soto is on an island south of St. Petersburg accessible by causeway. It has several good beach areas, one of which is dog friendly and is adjacent to a large dog park complete with showers. The campground has only one section that allows pets but our site was very long and spacious with shrubbery to provide privacy. We... More

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Lady Lake, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

These beaches are amazing. Just watching the wind surfers is fun! Plenty of shore birds abound for the bird watchers and bathroom facilities are plentiful. The Fort is a point of interest and there are many places to picnic.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Lovely park beautiful white sand beaches trails to walk wildlife abound for viewing. Early morning walks prove to be a treasure trove of sand dollars and shells

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