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“Beautiful sunset” 4 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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Saranac Lake, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Beautiful sunset over the gulf. The nearby powerplant is easy to ignor. Soft sand and a fishing/viewing pier. Not very big but uncrowded in March.

Visited March 2013
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Alligator Point, Florida
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“small beach , no fishing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

wanting to check out the beach(small) we are used to bigger beaches and wanted to fish(no fishing from beach). small fishing pier there where u can wet ur hook.water was pretty, seen schools of mullet and bait. NO one catching fish. water was still 63 degrees.

Visited March 2013
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Live Oak, Florida
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“Fort iSLAND bEACH”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Small man made beach, view includes power plant, poorly maintained Sometimes ventor stop by but no specifi activities for childers.

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Crystal River, Florida
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“Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Not a lot of beach. Fishing from pier was nice. Board walk was nice with eating pavilions along the way. Beautiful at sunset.

Visited February 2013
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“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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