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Fort De Soto Park

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3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715-2529
+1 727-582-2267
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recently revisited this beautiful park at the entrance to Tampa Bay after my first visit many years ago. Entrance fees (which I believe is 5 dollars per vehicle) were waived because of the unfortunate recent outbreak of "red tide" ...a naturally occurring algae bloom exacerbated...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

3 nice beaches, great bike and walking trails of various lengths! Cool historical fort! Also nice places to picnic!

Thank sheldon knox k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location nice little store on the site. Had a really good time, bathrooms were very clean. I would definitely go back

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to North Beach after a wonderful visit nine years ago. Admittedly it was a Saturday in July so we expected more people than midweek in late August (our previous trip). Nothing prepared us for the scene however. Boats moored everywhere close to the beach...More

Thank 675phil
Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending the day over at Madeira Beach, we decided to transfer to North Beach in Fort De Soto Park for a sunset swim. It was lovely. There were still lots of people in the water and on the beach, but it wasn't crowded by...More

Thank Butterfly_n1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife read online that you can collect a ton of shells at low tide on the sandbars at Fort De Soto. Our 7 year old son collected a ton of shells, found some conchs in their shells, sand dollars, you name it. We also...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice large wooded campsites with electric & water. Convenient campsite store. Enjoyed the history of the Fort and photos of the past. Lots of beach space and parking. Caution, there are many raccoons in the park. Toll roads to access the park and surrounding area....More

Thank lindatF5388SM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place just convinced me fishing on a pier was fun again. Prior to getting on the pier, either bring plenty of bait with you or cast your net to get some. Then set up your gear and chair and you ready for a day...More

Thank nermpook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting in Tampa, I took my kids (12 and 10) to the beach at Fort De Soto Park. The North Beach was great! We went at about noon on a Saturday in August and there were very few people, so it was perefct. The...More

Thank Maura B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camped there 3 nights, waterfront, was a clean quiet and reasonable campground. Have to make reservations 6 months in advance. Great dog Park and beach they can play on. Great place to see a Sunset. Close to St. Pete attractions.

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September 11, 2018|
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Response from Stevef6262 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to find a phone number for the park and campground office. They should be able to give you a red tide update at Fort De Soto That is 1-727-582-2267 Hope that helps.
July 22, 2018|
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Response from zzzop | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them. I have seen larger trailers in area 1 in some spots, so you may be okay.
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Bigmac9825 | Reviewed this property |
There is not really much to see there, just sand on the Gulf side . I would recommend the ferry rise over to Egmont Key and dive around the remains of the old Fort on the south side of the island. That is worth the trip to... More