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Address: Destin, FL
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A nature trail and playground.

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Parked in the ample sandy parking area and walked across the wooden bridge to the Island. We saw several birds including a Hawk and Osprey and viewed a large Osprey Nest on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Destin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Delightfully tucked inside Sandestin Golf and Spa Resort... Fantastic place to take children... We have enjoyed many picnics, kite flying events, paper plane contests, and croquet games on Jolee Island... Nice pirate oriented playground for children... Small beaches along several Island paths... Excellent for a "family fun" day....

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Parked in the ample sandy parking area and walked across the wooden bridge to the Island. We saw several birds including a Hawk and Osprey and viewed a large Osprey Nest on the Island. We also saw some butterflies and a brown bunny rabbit while walking the trails. There is a large mowed green area in the center of the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I would not have visited here if we were staying anywhere other than Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. It would have been out of the way. We stopped here to have a look around after wandering around Baytowne Wharf. If it's a hot, sunny day, be sure to bring water with you as there is no accessible drinking water on... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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