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“Small white sandy beach in the middle of the salt marshes.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Island Gulf Beach

Fort Island Gulf Beach
16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
352 527 7540
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Ranked #13 of 13 Attractions in Crystal River
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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USA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Small white sandy beach in the middle of the salt marshes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It surprised me to see this little sandy outcropping at the end of Fort Island Trail Rd in the shadow of the Crystal River nuke plant. Surprising me even more was the delicious variety of somewhat rare shorebirds that have made this little sand spit their home. This is a man made beach, small and clean with nice new bathrooms. It is a moment in time before it is overrun with mankind.Probably this is a human attraction to the "nature coast" of Florida. I sincerely hope it stays just the way it is-- small, out of the way and unadorned.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is a beautiful little man-made beach (among the marshlands and islands of the estuary). Clean bathrooms and great views of the gulf and the islands.

Visited March 2013
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4 attraction reviews
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“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Visit this beach every time we come back. Love to watch the dolphins and the sunset. The sunsets are beautiful. It is not a big beach but big enough to offer a nice relaxing time. Worth seeing.

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Portland, Maine
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went here on New Years Day. The beach is small, but clean. No pets allowed; not even to walk out on the pier. Great place to watch the sunset.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Man made beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This beach is man made since most of the area is wildlife preserve and has no real natural beaches. If you want Florida white sand like you see in all the postcards, go somewhere else. good for a quick outing if you are in town to see the manatees or kayak.

Visited February 2012
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