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Fort De Soto Park

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Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715-2529
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Plan to spend the whole day!

$5 fee to enter, but so worth it! Take a picnic lunch, and plan to spend the day. Historic fort, several piers, pavilions, picnic tables, gorgeous sandy beaches. You can easily... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Washington, Pa
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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

$5 fee to enter, but so worth it! Take a picnic lunch, and plan to spend the day. Historic fort, several piers, pavilions, picnic tables, gorgeous sandy beaches. You can easily drive from one spot to the next. Lots of parking. Rather than fighting for parking at more popular area sites, come here and there's less people, but still beautiful... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sadly, public access has made this experience far worse than when you had to visit Mullet Key by boat. Sometimes 'progress' goes backwards. (:-( . The Fort is still cool though.

Thank obiwan205
Longview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a motorhome. Huge sites. Water electricity only. Pretty place. Store on site. Expensive firewood and you have to rent a portable firepit.

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Coralville, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great county park SW of downtown St. Petersburg. Lots of parking, lots of beach space, playgrounds. Highly recommend it. Because it's a county park, it's nice because it has a less commercial feel than the highly developed beach areas in Tampa-St. Pete such as Clearwater. $5/car entrance fee as of January 2017.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went camping with friends at Fort Desoto this weekend and we had a great time. I have to say that Joe is best guy at the convenience store in the campground he is great to talk to and makes the absolute best lemonade you will ever taste. We stayed 2 nights and had the best time... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our vacation to escape some cold, we came to St. Pete primarily for this park. We brought our dogs, and this park was the top rated dog beach. The beach, the dogs, and the people were incredible. The area between the Fort and North beach is beautiful soft sand, and nicer beach than the dog park. There are two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place. If you want to come down to camp and fish, this is the place for you. They also have Kayak rentals and a really nice coarse for you to paddle. The beaches are #1. The sunsets are incredible.

Thank Rafael R
Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The snack bar closes at 4pm in December. We were enjoying our walk on the beach so much we didn't get to visit it. I have been coming here for 30 years. I've been here in the winter mostly around Christmas. Some years it's cold and windy, this year it was warm and wonderful. If it is a cold windy... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is very good spot for kayaking, pedal board, camping, bicycling. And very peaceful beaches. You can find lots of sea shell. Also there is a ferry for seashell island. You can spend all day lazzy and peaceful.

Thank Afmutlu
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort De Soto Park is another hidden treasure of Florida. With the old Fort intact you can walk the grounds and go up top for the sweeping scenic gulf views. They have a beautiful white sand beach , bike trails and lots of places to kayak or fish. There is an entrance fee but its well worth it.

Thank Chef Dennis L

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