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Caladesi Island State Park

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Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone Number: 727-469-5918
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One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.

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2-hour Honeymoon and Caladesi Island Jet Ski Tour from Clearwater Beach
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Family day trip

Clean beach, bathrooms, walkways, and ferry. Today the beach had sea debris but it wasn't a nuisance at all. The sea shell selection is amazing, so bring a bag or something to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Katy T
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clean beach, bathrooms, walkways, and ferry. Today the beach had sea debris but it wasn't a nuisance at all. The sea shell selection is amazing, so bring a bag or something to take some home! Minimal shade, but there are umbrellas to rent. And there's a concession stand so you don't have to pack/carry food:) ferry workers were super courteous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clearwater Beach is supposedly rated very highly. We found it to be too crowded, dirty, noisy, WAY too difficult to find parking, and getting in and out during a holiday weekend was a pain. Instead, we went to Caladesi. You must pay to get in the park, then pay to get a ferry ride. They give you a time-frame for... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The island has one of the best sandy beaches in the world. You can reach the island by boat or by ferry from Honeymoon island. They have a protected boat harbor for private boaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning a true natural beauty. Access by boat only keeps the crowds down. You won't be disappointed.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rated one of the finest beaches in the US! Only accessible by a small ferry so it is never overcrowded. Beautiful white confectioner's sand beach. Great family day.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Caladesi beach is a part of the Caladesi Island State Park and accessible only via a ferry available at Honeymoon Island State Park. The cost for the round-trip ferry is $14/adults, $7 children, and free for those 5 and under. The ferry runs on the hour and half hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. Return times are staggered to accommodate the... More 

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Le Roy, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: Park limits number of people so lots of room to avoid people and find your own spot. Beautiful park with good facilities.....No Hilton behind you! Cons: Costs $36 for two people to enter park and take ferry...Ferry is full and you kind of get the "sardine in a can effect." Better beaches and sand in surrounding area..... Bring an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must see! Soft white sand beach perfect for shells! The ferry captains to the Island are very friendly. They even stopped for us to experience dolphin and manatee sightings!

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Madison, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greatly recommend Caladesi Island. Ferry ride was beautiful and fun, arriving at the island was an unspoiled, beautiful island. Water was beautiful blue/green! Shells galore, starfish, turtles and more. Loved it!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We set out to Kiack from Dunedin causeway beach to Caladesi Island State Park. It's always best during the week when there is less activity on the water. Not as many large boats on the water which create large wakes that can rock the Kiack violently . I was even thrown out once by a weekend warrior who had probably... More 

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