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Fort De Soto Park

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Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Phone Number: 727-582-2267
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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... read more

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Windermere, Florida
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Windermere, Florida
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived very early and the beach was clean ( north beach ) we watch the Dolphins playing and jumping out of the water. water was great at 92 degrees. we toured the fort and walked some of the trails. We had a fun time and nothing like eating a cheeseburger on the beach, that why we live here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You definitely have to stop and spend some time here. Get some history seeing the fort ruins and then go down to the beach. The view by the pier and some more ruins in the water are spectacular. I have a 4 & a 6 year old children and the water was shallow and quiet. The water is clear and... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the park was informative and fun at the same time. Exploring the fort was fascinating as it was built back in the late 1800's. The park also features a great view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge at the southern most tip. There is an area where you can let your dogs run free and even a dog... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like to snorkel around the rocks at the base of the Gulf Fishing pier. Lots of fish to see! Come early or late for calm water, use caution especially if the tide is changing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe it's $5 per car to enter. The beaches are pretty, and they go on forever. Reminds me of old Florida with sea oats and some trees. When you get out on the beach there, you really feel like you've escape everyday life. They paths are nice, wide, great for biking too.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love history this is a great place for you. The fort is interesting enough but the park itself is amazing. You can, hike, bike, swim, fish, kayak and so much more. picnic facilities are great. camping looks fun here. I would go back and visit again. $5 fee to enter.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to go so as to take photos as the beach is gorgeous and it is a historical landmark. Not sure about the history of the Fort, but there is a history. Anyhow, the waters were clear and shells were many. Loved walking out to the sandbar.

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