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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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Paradise in our backyard

Fort Desoto Beach, Park & Campground have it all! There's an actual fort, fishing pier, dog park, walking & biking trails, miles of amazing beach & picnic areas. You can rent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Clearwater, Florida, USA
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Clearwater, Florida, USA
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fort Desoto Beach, Park & Campground have it all! There's an actual fort, fishing pier, dog park, walking & biking trails, miles of amazing beach & picnic areas. You can rent shelters, paddle boards, kayaks & so much more. One day is never enough for me. Fabulous sunsets! The staff do a nice job of keeping the rest rooms clean... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is an old concrete fort, parts of which can be toured, beaches to walk, and a pier for fishing or watching birds. The power was out to the several facilities on the premises (gift store, food concession). Bicycles are available to rent, and there appeared to be lengthy bike trails to ride. $5 entry fee.

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Thank StevenDustmaker
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice way to spend an afternoon. While at Fort Desoto Park, the weather was rainy but the walk on the pier was stunning. From the fog that rolled through to the crashing of the water against the pier, this was a great time. The self guided tour of the Fort was fun and informative. Stop in the gift... More 

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Thank Timmec
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Powder white sand, gorgeous beaches, paved bike trails, easy kayaking... and the campground is too cool. Get a site on the water and wake up to dolphins passing by your campsite. Too cool. Visit Bayway Country Store if you forgot anything... we loved it!

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Thank 1schwachick
Fredericton, Canada
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park has a great open feel. You get an authentic Florida experience by the beach. The bathrooms are clean and accessible.

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Thank EmmaGraham341
New Jersey
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a Saturday morning and there were spaces in the lot, but could imagine in season they might fill up. The trail was nice, easy, and dotted with information about what happened there. It's nice that it was remembered. Great volunteers and fantastic views. They even have a dog beach-the only really nice one we found in... More 

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Thank FiveFlavors
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice place to spend one afternoon. Awesome view of sunset. If you are visiting Florida, add this place to your list.

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Thank subhajit c
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk and explore. Lots of trails and a beautiful pier to walk out on. Beautiful white sand. Great family place!

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Thank Mmattingly1020
Webster, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic camping spot right on the water. We rented a canoe (rent from Pinellas Kayak Rentals for more reasonable rates, the ability to keep the canoe/kayak overnight, and delivery/pickup right from your site). Had a fantastic time fishing and watching dolphins, manatees, and birds. Very quiet flats area with tons of mangrove islands and tunnels to explore. Evenings spent by... More 

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Thank Jeremy C
Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is simply a lovely, large park with excellent opportunities for viewing shorebirds. You have to pay $0.75 toll to get to the park (bring correct change just in case) a $5 fee to enter the park. Ask for a map of the park and a bird list at the pay booth. We found that the best birding site was... More 

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