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Fort De Soto Park

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Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715-2529
Phone Number: 727-582-2267
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Our family (and friends) love visiting this place! We go for the beach, to explore and camp. It's always a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our family (and friends) love visiting this place! We go for the beach, to explore and camp. It's always a great time.

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Garrett, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful! White sand, clear warm water. Shallow and perfect for shelling. The view of the gulf is breathtaking. Sandbar is so cool , lots of sand dollars beautiful shells. Not many people made it relaxing away from the more Comercial area beaches. Picnic area as well as the old for for exploring. Great day!!

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Runnemede, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this beach in November, so crowds weren't a problem. It was so peaceful. We drove all the way down to the last parking lot and were impressed by the cleanliness of this park. The bike paths looked like they could be fun. The beach was white and soft. The water was clear...not crystal, but we're from Jersey, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. Stayed in our 5th wheel camper and considering its Florida very private. The beaches are great with lots of activities nearby like kyacking, fishing, etc. If you have a babysitter then ST Pete Beach and all all out has to offer is nearby!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great state park, wonderful place for shelling. Bring shade if you need, there isn't much natural shade. There are bathrooms and outdoor showers and picnic areas, but sometimes they are a long walk. It's a great day trip! If you are interested in shelling I recommend going at low tide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In 2005, this beach was rated the #1 beach in the US based on a number of things, including facilities. This is still a wonderful beach and has eroded rapidly in the decade since. Up to last summer, this used to be, for me, the best beach in Florida for is silky white sand, lifeguards on duty, tree shaded picnic... More 

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Delran, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a neat place with history, beaches, swimming, camping, biking, jogging, running, etc. all on a wide expanse of the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Tampa Bay on the other. This is really a gem that anyone from up north can really appreciate all year round. If you like the outdoors this park has it all.

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the St. Pete beach area hundreds of time and have never been to the park, now I won't go anywhere else. We went to the north beach area, has food, gift shop and indoor showers in the bathroom which where very clean. We went and walked around the fort and than over to the east beach.... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys and I were staying close by in Treasure Island. We went to Fort De Soto Park twice in five days. The admission to get into the park was only $5,00. It was great for fishing off of the pier at no extra charge and great for finding sand dollars. We had a great time, they could even cast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to Fort De Soto. I found it to be a lovely natural area. We spent some time fishing and also stopped at the beach to swim. The facilities were clean and easily accessible. My husband has also camped there and loves that you can get camp sites right on the water.

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