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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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Nice little beach

This little spot has a little of everything, white sand, nice swimming area, a place to fish, there... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
Pretty decent

Considering this was a man made beach, I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of room, pretty sand, not... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2017
Leesburg, Florida
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“small beach” (38 reviews)
“fishing pier” (32 reviews)
16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

This little spot has a little of everything, white sand, nice swimming area, a place to fish, there is even a ramp to put your boat in. There are rest rooms and even an outdoor shower to wash the sand and salt off. Parking was...More

2  Thank Nativetoflorida
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Considering this was a man made beach, I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of room, pretty sand, not too much seagrass or seaweed. Didn't smell bad, although sometimes that depends on time of the year. It was a beautif, relaxing day. Not much around besides a...More

Thank brysonct93
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Not the best beach in Florida. You want beaches then go to the Gulf coast in the pan handle between Panama City and Pensacola or even the Alabama Gulf Coast. Beautiful white beaches there.

Thank Don K
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Even though the beach had to be brought in by dump truck it's very nice. Clean and safe with fencing to keep out predator fish. Curved and shallow so safe for even young children with supervision. Great for wading. Clean, new restroom building. Nice boat...More

Thank Denny B
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We were hoping it was really a quiet beach. It is small and there were quite a few people there, but we were able to get a table with a roof for shade to ourselves. The bathrooms were clean and the beach was clean aside...More

Thank Amber R
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We rode the Harley, changed our clothes in the restrooms and enjoy the water.Qe grab Hot dogs from the vendor,they were great hot dogs to hold us over until dinner.

Thank Beookeaileen20
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Nice small beach. Were there during spring break so was a little crowded. Loved walking out on the pier and looking out over the water unfortunately we missed seeing the dolphins. The kids had a fun time swimming and exploring the rocks along the breakwall....More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Beautiful clean beach with a trail, tide pools, food, and relaxing atmosphere. There are clean picnic areas with coverings, people buying special pineapple icees, flying kites, fishing, playing volleyball, etc. I'd come back!

Thank Eats_Out411
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

The wife and I were looking for a short ride to a beach from the Villages, Florida and this one was only 47 miles away on the Gulf.the ride there is pleasant, even the 9 miles from the town to the beach ,which is off...More

Thank _ssroy1
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This is a small beach where they Gulf of Mexico and the Bay meet. It is a nice family beach. There is a boardwalk that takes you to a pier out into the Gulf. Very beautiful sunsets

Thank JudeLynn
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Is this a dog friendly beach?
May 18, 2017|
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Response from lawbob4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Did not see anyone with there dogs
If during week in summer, I would imagine it would not be busy. As I travel near there with my dog, I am wondering if it would be permissible to swim with her?
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.
Some reviews said dogs not allowed, while others referred to a dog walk. Can you elaborate?
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.