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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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Great beach! Found sand dollar pieces but no "dead" sand dollars whole. The fort is interesting! Cute gift shop too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great beach! Found sand dollar pieces but no "dead" sand dollars whole. The fort is interesting! Cute gift shop too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our Airbnb hosts recommended this beach to us and we're so glad we went! Despite it being a Saturday afternoon, there were not a million people (go past the first pavilion, past the Fort and into the next pavilion parking lot). You can also pull off the side of the road if you really want to get away from people!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We hit several of the beaches in the St. Pete area and this was one of our favorites for sure. Not only is it located in a beautiful and interesting park, it is nowhere near as crowded as many of the other beaches in the area. Can't wait to go back here next time we go to Florida.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I spent about a day and a half at this little park/beach. I liked only having to pay a certain fee and not having to run back and feed quarters to a machine. The beach was perfect for just getting away and relaxing, although the beach was a little dirty (I can overlook that, however.) There is also an old... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Huge place with many beaches. Plan well before visiting and take every piece of beach equipment with you. Fishing pier usually busy but always a great place to see Dolphins up close performing

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice, clean beautiful beach with a natural feel and fabulous views. Take something for shade, as there is not much available. So much nicer than Davis Island, and the dogs appear to be better behaved. The $5 parking fee goes towards preservation... so its $5 well spent. So happy to have discovered this gem, and my dog and I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We like snorkeling but there is not much to see on the gulf side of central Florida but at the North beach of De Soto Park we found sand dollars, hermit crabs, and regular carbs. Not a lot of color but entertaining. The beaches are very nice and scenic. We'll have to go back to see the fort and walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This used to be our first stop after leaving the airport. It still is one that when you can't decided to do anything on a nice day...head here! Word has got out though and it is more crowded than I remember

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Breathtaking white sand clean beaches. Fish swimming all around. Bring snorkeling equipment. Saw dolphins swimming by bouies. Bring umbrella or rent on beach for shade. Fishing pier nearby. Great quiet family beach. Lots of picnic tables open or you can reserve pavilion type for groups.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love this place, it's great for exploring, beaching, camping, wildlife viewing, full of history, the list goes on!

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