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“ferry ride”(163 reviews)
“caladesi island”(220 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(113 reviews)
One of Florida's few remaining undisturbed barrier islands.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-8561
+1 727-469-5918
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All reviews ferry ride caladesi island beautiful beach an umbrella every hour clearwater beach private boat ferry leaves day trip per adult snack bar state park rent a kayak rent chairs and umbrellas sand dollars concession stand ranger station
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best beach can only get there by boat or ferry...There is a snack hut and fees are a little high but worth it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TracyS1685
Reviewed 2 days ago

Caladesi Island State Park is great. You can get there by boat or walk from Clearwater Beach. There is a hiking trail, a concession stand (which has GREAT burgers etc.), a gift shop, and beautiful walks on the beach. If you haven't gone there GO.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Caladesi Island ferry during the holidays, and the old skinny angry men was a so angry and yelling at people that I thought he was going to hit us in front of the children, something is wrong, people who take those trips...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank techno911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t let any negative reviews turn you off; this place is beautiful! We took our two kids here (10 & 8) by catching the ferry from Honeymoon Island. Ferry ride over was relaxing and we even saw a pod of dolphins. Ferry driver was kind...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MattJoelMills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s rocky, so wear shoes, shelling was ok. If you want great shelling head to Captiva! This was not worth the $8 entrance fee. We drove here, stayed about and hour and headed out. I agree with some other reviews that Clearwater beaches are better.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KiteflyerNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is a bit of a tussle to reach to but it is totally worth it to pay the 14+2 bucks for the ferry and the entry. The beach is pristine and stretches long. The crowd is limited and you get lots of time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great relaxing calm peaceful beach. Clean quite quaint place. There was plenty of Parking available easy access

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaybirdrcky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a beautiful secluded beach at the tip of the island. It is a little hard to get to but the ferry ride is worth it to get there. beautiful uncrowded beach and a must for sheel collectors as there were a bunch of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brian f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kayaking from the Dunedin Causeway to Caladesi Island is a relatively short paddle that can yield a wide diversity of experiences. Caution must be used when crossing the channel of Hurricane Pass via kayak/paddle board when the tide is rapidly rising or falling and also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank greghFlorida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not knowing what to expect, it was nice to walk the shore and pick up a few sea shells. It was nice to just sit on the beach chairs we brought along and chat, take a nap or whatever. I'll definitely go again.

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 6, 2019|
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Response from greghFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but private boats, kayaks, paddle boards that land on the beach seldom are checked by rangers. If you go by the shuttle boat from Honeymoon Island the fee includes entrance to Caladesi
December 2, 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
You can pretty much take anything you want if you can wield it and get it on the boat. You are not allowed Alcoholic drinks, but all else is OK. You can even borrow beach wheelchairs if needed once you get to Caladesi. A... More
Sharon C
October 8, 2018|
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Response from Rivierabear | Reviewed this property |
$7 for 6-12 year olds and free for those aged 5 and under 😎