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Jolee Island Nature Park

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Address: Destin, FL
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A nature trail and playground.

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Quiet and natural

We walked out to Jolee island. Not a very big place but very quiet and natural surroundings. Much different than the area around it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2016
joleemc66
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Gahanna, Ohio
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unless you are staying at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, there isn't any reason to go out of your way to go here. There's nothing to see , it's just a super tiny island with a small playground. So much else to see and do around the area, don't waste your time!

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Jasper, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A great place to breathe deep and unwind, Jolee Island has wonderful trails for hiking and exploring. It's a great place for all ages and in my opinion safe for even smaller children. If you prefer to be less active, find a bench at the waters edge looking out over the bay and just sit and watch the waves. The... More 

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Sonoma, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Jolee Island is an easy walk for all ages. Taking our time we spent about an hour there, but it can be easily walked in 15 minutes. There is a small white sand beach and a few benches to sit on with views of the Baytowne Harbor and village and the bay. We were fortunate enough to see an Osprey... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We walked out to Jolee island. Not a very big place but very quiet and natural surroundings. Much different than the area around it.

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2 Thank joleemc66
Destin, Florida
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great place for quiet strolls in a peaceful environment with lots of trails thru the woods and along the beach

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Thank 1wa2hvn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

After finally locating the park, we were told it was only for guests and residents of the resort. So might be awesome, but we'll never know. For those looking to find the park, turn north on San Destin Blvd and head to the guards. Maybe you'll have better luck than us!

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Gulfport, MS
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a little gem of an area in Sandestin for people with young children. It is also fun to explore for adults. This is a walking trail off the main road and you can also ride your bikes into most of same. This area contains a playground and hidden areas down a wooded trail that consists of a little... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family & I rented bicycles to ride around the Sandestin Resort & I deperately wanted to see this nature preserve. We biked through it & we saw it & that's that. It's really just a small island with trees & trails & the tiniest beach I've ever seen. I imagine it may have been a better experience kayaking to... More 

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Madisonville, TN
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at Club Intrawest in Sandestin, so were right next to Jolee Island. We walked over to it our first afternoon, not knowing what we were walking to! It's a neat nature park, worth walking around! We saw an eagle in a nest atop a tree, a snake, and many other birds. There are lots of trails around the... More 

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4 Thank AbsMom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We rented a kayak early morning at the baytowne marina and took it out in the bay and around the island. It was tricky at times (for my lack of experience with kayaking) but a good way to explore the water around the island great pics on the bridge in the evening!

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