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Caladesi Island State Park

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Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.

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Beautiful place; great work done to help with erosion. Beach is beautiful; tons of dolphins to watch! Lots of people shelling. Worth the visit!

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place; great work done to help with erosion. Beach is beautiful; tons of dolphins to watch! Lots of people shelling. Worth the visit!

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go early, before the ferry fills up. Otherwise, Honeymoon State park is very nice, too. Both have nice, non-touristy beaches.

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Butler, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely ride on the ferry from Honeymoon Island. $14 per person to ride the ferry, $8 to enter Honeymoon Island. Caladesi is a beautiful island with a quiet serene beach. Take your own chair or rent two chairs and an umbrella for $25. There are kayaks to rent also and trails to walk or kayak through the mangroves. We... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you can take the ferry, but renting kayaks and paddling over made it a fun adventure. Enjoyed the beach for a few hours, took a nice walk. Very beautiful beach makes you feel miles away.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did not like the idea of paying a fee to enter Honeymoon Island, then paying a ferry fee, and then paying a chair rental fee, and then having to leave after 4 hours. So I took an Uber to the Honeymoon causeway kayak rental place and kayaked to Caladesi ($70 for a 2-person kayak for the whole day, until... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ferry ride is fun to the island. Unusual birds, lots and lots of shells, 2.5 mile nature trail is very interesting. 14.00 per adult to ride the ferry to the island. The beach and ocean is beautiful. You have to go to Honeymoon Island pay 8.00 per car to get in and then catch the ferry to Caladesi Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day here! We hiked the 3 mile nature trail to the beach (which I could've passed on simply because I love the beach and just wanted to get straight there). The trail is a mix of ground/dirt and sand and rattlesnake sightings aren't uncommon. We personally didn't see any (much to my delight and my husband's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice experience coming here via the ferry and spent a nice beach day. Much quieter then the clearwater beach which had so many people. We rented an umbrella for the day. We had to leave on a certain ferry so keep that in mind you are designated a ferry time to return and if you choose a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read a lot about Caladesi beach/island and was expecting a nice scenic beach and a great trail. However, the beach itself was pretty ordinary and the trail had nothing to offer. This was our personal experience and your experience might differ, but the entire trip felt pretty boring. We took the ferry from Honeymoon island, it is about 15... More 

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S. Natick, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good birdwatching, good shelling, beautiful beachwalking, relatively peaceful due to the limited access and visiting privileges. (Plus the price tag has climbed and climbed - $14/adult for four hours can give pause.) But a trip to Caladesi is always a highlight of our visits to the region - wonderful communing with nature in great contrast to the strip malls and... More 

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