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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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Quiet Beach, Nice Campground, Not Much of a "Fort"

Visited here for a few hours in mid-May while on a short vacation. It seems like a great place for kayaking, as the water is calm. It also has a quiet beach area, which is a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Trenton, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here for a few hours in mid-May while on a short vacation. It seems like a great place for kayaking, as the water is calm. It also has a quiet beach area, which is a nice escape from the more crowded beaches of Pinellas County a bit further north. My father has an RV, and so we checked out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Brought the pup so he could splash in the ocean. We did find a nice spot in the shade. Nice place for a picnic and to play in the waves. This beach was a bit hard to walk on due to the broken shells and sharp seeds from the trees. Also loved the nature trail.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice beach, North beach good for small children. Lot of pick nick and relocation area, built grill places and shelters, which can be reserved in advance. Kayak/ kenu, bike rental opportunities.

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Ohio
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Hidden by trees at the park is the most beautiful beach we have ever seen. In the park drive to the North Beach area and park near area #1 at the far end, walk on the walkways, cross a bridge, and walk through the trees to the beach. It is initially crowded but if you turn right and walk down... More 

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mocksville, n.c.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went in April and as neither one of us had been there before we were directed to a parking lot and that is where we staked our little bit of beach. If you wanted to use the umbrella or the chaise it cost, Within and hour I felt like I was back in Brooklyn, but with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Firstly, let me warn you to get to this park you Must use a toll road, secondly there is a $5 Fee to just see or use the park. The fee is not bad for someone wanting to use the park. This park is more about recreation than a historical site. The historical site is a long walk with some... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was our first time camping with our new (to us) RV/trailer... Expect great people at the check-in area, as well as the olunteers that keep the place very nice. Bathrooms were very clean, and well stocked. We are looking forward to our next stay. BTW, if the views were from a hotel room, 5-10 times the rental rate would... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This park is now on our to-do list every year on vacation. There is a fee of 5 bucks per car to get in, so worth it! The beach areas (North beach specifically) is amazing and the water is warm, aqua and clear. You can actually see school of fish swimming by. There is not much shade on the beach... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful beach area....9 miles of beautiful white sand, abundance of seashells, and not overcrowded! When we return to this area, we will spend al least 1 day there for sure!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Fort de Soto is a great getaway for nice, sandy beaches, great shell hunting and super snorkeling. For $5.00, we parked in the northernmost tip of the West arm, and early on in the day, the place was quiet and serene. Snorkeling chest-high out in the water, we found loads of crabs of all sorts, live sand dollars, and even... More 

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