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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: Birdwatching, Picnicking, Camping, Fishing

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Went twice during spring break - will go again and again!

We loved this park. So large and so many things to do! We did one day at the beach and loved it! So clean! The second day we went to kayak. PERFECT area to kayak, whether you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We loved this park. So large and so many things to do! We did one day at the beach and loved it! So clean! The second day we went to kayak. PERFECT area to kayak, whether you bring your own (which we did) or rent (which our friends did). We kayaked with dolphin and manatee. What a thrill to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Cheap at $5 to enter, but hours of fun and education. Trails, uncluttered beaches, plenty of parking, and wildlife galore. It is a well-kept secret that I saw as a kid and then took my kids to see, and I m so glad I did. Very relaxing. You can even fish off the piers without a license! Highlight of our... More 

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Bergen, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

When we travel with our Golden, we always are in search for new beaches that are dog friendly. We ended up going to Fort Desoto three times because the beach was so nice. A real gem!

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Pickering
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10 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Im a wildlife photographer so went here to see water birds and I was not disappointed. Lots of species that I had not seen anywhere else. If you got right to the far end of the park there is a inlet which has lots of wading birds.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Remote beach with less crowds, showers (not very much water though), changing facilities (we did not use it), a snack bar (we didn't use it), ample parking, $5 entry fee, short walk from car to beach (100 yards?), lots of shells (mostly different types of mollusks), can visit the fort. VERY aggressive seagulls! They were all over... More 

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We brought our dog to this dog friendly beach and thought it was the best place to bring our dog to. It is a beautiful beach and the dogs are allowed to run free. All different size dogs getting along well on the beach. We will be going back. There is also a wonderful fenced in dog park. One side... More 

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Gwinn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, th beach is breathtaking and there r grills to cook outdoors. Visiting the old fort is as must , great for young family's also, nice plagrounds. Then only thing we didn't like was no warm water in the showers.. But over all a must see!!!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Family with young children also. Couples too. Beautiful place, the campground is really clean. I went on September and it was quite breeze.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dumbfounded how anyone couldn't enjoy their time here. North Beach is amazing, with its pines lining the beach, fine white sand and clear waters. And walking 100 yards from the entrance guarantees a spot to yourself (on a weekday at least). Couldn't imagine taking kids anywhere else.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fort De Soto North Beach is the best place on the planet. Amazing views! Dolphins, shells, birdlife, crabs, and many star fish! I found 6 starfish in a matter of minutes! Amazing place!

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