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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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Beautiful State Park

Ft De Soto is a treasure. Gorgeous white beaches and crystal clear water.There is a refreshment stand and picnic tables and also larger picnic areas that are covered for large... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ft De Soto is a treasure. Gorgeous white beaches and crystal clear water.There is a refreshment stand and picnic tables and also larger picnic areas that are covered for large groups.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you have a handicap card on your car the rangers don't charge you to park. the water is sooo beautiful. so many birds and a couple manatees. great ice cream which was good as the weather was real warm. I loved that there are beaches for dogs. I couldn't walk around the fort but my daughter loved it.

Thank jeanne l
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park was really a lot larger than I expected it to be. It was very clean and the staff we encountered while there were very helpful and friendly. We went for the kayaking and were pleased to get to see a few manatee's. The water in the kayaking area was shallower than I would have expected it to be.... More 

Thank psychrnm
South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fort DeSoto has beautiful beaches and so much more. The water was very clear here and we saw lots of fish, stingrays, dolphins, birds and lots of shells. We rented kayaks from a great guy named Aaron who was so friendly and helpful. We explored lagoons, mangroves and keys and saw lots of birds but the hi-light for us were... More 

Thank 11Cathy1992
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a day & don't regret it. Walked the pretty white sand beachs. We liked the north beach the best, more secluded & nice size beach. Had good luck with shelling. Also went to the pier which was fun to watch people fishing. Also saw some Dolphins & jellyfish & birds. Admission fee was $5.00, and worth... More 

Thank NEsmiles2u
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my girl (Dog) to Fort DeSoto dog Park and beach. The parking is spacious & they have water for the dogs & also one can hose off their dog after the beach fun time. Large & small dog fenced area. The best part is the beach, Dogs run free & have fun in the water. It is very... More 

Thank Jammerpat
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort De Soto has been named the #1 beach in the U.S. multiple times and a visit will ensure you know why. It is the type of place you can spend all day at and everyone will have something to do. Whether it's exploring the historic fort, fishing off one of the many piers, just enjoying the beach or doing... More 

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Frederick, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a kayak early in the morning for 2 hours. We saw manatees. Then, we rented bikes and rode all around the trails near the water. Stopped for a picnic along the way. We visited in Nov. (off season) and there were few people there. Enjoyed walking on the piers to see what people were catching. I do not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this park. So much to do. Wandered all around the fort, went in the small museum- do in that order to cool off a bit in the AC of the museum. The 2 piers are awesome to walk out on and see everyone fishing- no license required on the piers. $5 entry fee into park and 2 toll bridges... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort de Soto is a very small island conected to saint pete by a bridge. it is a state park, home of manatees and protected birds. the 1800´s or so construction (the fort) is very interesting, we rented a Kayak for an hour, 2 for 35 dollards, we expected to view more birds but we saw a greaat manatee. if... More 

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