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Fort De Soto Park

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Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
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Gorgeous, gorgeous slice of sand, sea and sky

A 12-mile drive away from the hectic honyky-tonk of St Pete Beach is Mullet Key, whose beautiful emptiness makes you feel like you've ventured to the end of the universe: It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A 12-mile drive away from the hectic honyky-tonk of St Pete Beach is Mullet Key, whose beautiful emptiness makes you feel like you've ventured to the end of the universe: It's all sea, sand and seabirds. It has been transformed into De Soto Park, which seems to be run by the county. It's a mere $5 parking fee to access... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove the short trip from St. Petersburg beach on a whim and boy were we glad we did. Loved this place! Planned on a quick drive through and wound up spending 4 hrs. ending up watching the most beautiful sunset from north beach. I almost don't want to share this with you because it was not crowded at all and... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a $5 parking fee, you can access miles of beach and pristine Florida wilderness. We rented bikes but you could literally park and walk to remote parts of the beach and have it to yourselves. And if you need bathroom facilities they are plentiful.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful historical site with a well maintained fort, beautiful beaches, snack and gift shop, fishing docks, trails, and campground. It also has beach huts for rent. It costs $5 to enter. Lots of shells. Cannons. Well worth the time. Tricycles and beach gear for rent.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day at Fort De Soto viewing the old Fort, lookouts, and cannons. Unfortunately we didn't plan a beach day because, when we saw the beach, we wished we had. It is gorgeous! Might just have to come back for the beach and campsites.

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Boone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a few hours on the Dog Beach. It is great to have a place that allows dogs off leash and that can play in the water. The only negative...people that don't watch their dogs. Also, didn't see the dog shower that was mentioned in the brochure...but our Buddy had a great time.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed by the $2.25 per hour parking charge at St Pete Beach, so decided the Park was a better bet for $5.50 a day. The beaches are magnificent and well equipped with restrooms and snack bars. If fishing is your thing, there are dedicated piers where a licence is not required. Other recreational opportunities exist. All in all,... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice escape for us, from the crowded beaches. A preserved place, you get a back to nature feel. Some nice trails. More natural, less crowded beaches. Interesting fort and museum from 1900 era.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of an afternoon in this park. An amateur photographer's dream! So many beautiful places, turquoise clear water... We walked out on the cement fishing pier and watched lots of pelicans fishing. There is history to be seen at the old fort site, along with the small museum which explains about the history of the area. There are... More 

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Westland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historical site with a very interesting fort. The lage surrounding area is just beautiful. Lots of beach area with loads of parking available. Two different piers that were nice to walk out on. Apparently good fishing from piers. We watched the dolphins play in the water. There was a gift shop and snack bar for food and... More 

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