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Fort Island Gulf Beach

16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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Little Gem

We love this little beach. It is clean (no dogs allowed), with a Sandy bottom when you are in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hidden Treasure

Have enjoyed this beach several times and I'm almost reluctant to share it. It's a quiet family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara G
The Villages, Florida
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  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“small beach” (38 reviews)
“fishing pier” (32 reviews)
“great beach” (12 reviews)
16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this little beach. It is clean (no dogs allowed), with a Sandy bottom when you are in the water. There are a few shelters w/tables and shade (if you get there early enough to get one). If you go during the week, it...More

Thank Swatkick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have enjoyed this beach several times and I'm almost reluctant to share it. It's a quiet family type beach. It's clean, and the water is relatively calm. There are vendors available on the weekends. The bath house is adequate and the outdoor shower gives you...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to put your feet in the water & your a@@ in the sand . Great spot to take pictures of the sunset

Thank tammy12455
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been to this beach before and liked the family atmosphere, cleanliness and the fact that is was not overly crowded for a holiday weekend!

1  Thank carolinagirl057
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Island Gulf Beach (nothing like an ocean beach) was busy today with families; we arrived early afternoon to enjoy with our three children. The parking is limited, but free. Miles of boat trailers lined up on both sides of the road on the approach....More

Thank jaredites1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's nothing extremely great to boast about here. They do have a nice Pier to go fishing off of. The sand is okay of course but it's nothing like Clearwater Beach. The water is kind of shallow and gets muddy pretty quick the further you...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For this to be a man-made beach, it is decent. If you are wanting waves and beautiful water, this may not be the place. This is very brackish water, but it's nice on a hot day. The sand was very clean and it's nice to...More

Thank CLC0510
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another gulf beach which was very popular but again like swimming in a mangrove rather than the ocean. Free parking was good but it is very busy and crowded.

Thank teamflames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

very small and shallow beach. Not very pretty. Might be good for families with very small children. It is very close to Crystal River which is very nice.

Thank Paula M
Reviewed May 30, 2017

It took me four years living in Homosassa to discover this delightful small beach in Crystal River. I took my adult daughter and her friend from south Florida on Memorial Day and we had a great time. It was crowded, but there was parking in...More

Thank Natalie S
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May 18, 2017|
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Response from lawbob4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Did not see anyone with there dogs
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Mikeatsea03242 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are several signs indicating that dogs are not welcome. Sad. Just beyond the beach there is a fishing pier area where you can walk your dog. However, it is quite small. Hope that helps.
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Amber R | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed directly on the beach, however off to the side on the other side of the rocks looks less beachy- and more grassy people had dogs who were playing fetch in the water.