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Fort De Soto Park

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Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
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Ride bikes!

Beautiful flat bike path 7 miles long. Cool Spanish American war fort for the history buff. Bike rental $10 hr.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mindy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful flat bike path 7 miles long. Cool Spanish American war fort for the history buff. Bike rental $10 hr.

1 Thank Mindy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a lot of time walking and enjoying the landscape. Great park to enjoy the outdoors. We travel with our two Boston Terriers, this park worked well for us. Enough visiting the fort. Walking the beaches.

Thank Joyce S
Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were spending a long weekend in St Pete and wanted to do some fishing. We went to the larger fishing pier and had a great day. I'm sure we will return.

Thank TravelingRunners
Redington Shores, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for the birding, advertised as one of the best places on the western shore of Florida. Weather was perfect in mid- to late-afternoon, but the birds were mostly a no-show. Plenty of common shore birds, but little else of interest. However, I was surprised at the large number of osprey present in the area. Will try again in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Originally visited here to board a ferry to take us to Egmont Key. Once the ferry came back to the park we stayed and explored for the rest of the day. It has a nice beach, boardwalk and a small fort. There is a section on the other side of the park with a dog beach. Will definitely need to... More 

Thank Daniella A
San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk the pier where numerous people are fishing. Visit the historic fort. Stroll the beaches. All very scenic, peaceful and pleasant to see. Very glad we went. Small fee to enter park (under $1) Parking fees but otherwise the best deal for a great time with friends and family. Hasn't changed in years but always worth a visit and always... More 

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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 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.

Thank Kevin C
Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank MattIowa

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