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“Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Island Gulf Beach

Fort Island Gulf Beach
Crystal River, Florida
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Not a lot of beach. Fishing from pier was nice. Board walk was nice with eating pavilions along the way. Beautiful at sunset.

Visited February 2013
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USA
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Small white sandy beach in the middle of the salt marshes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It surprised me to see this little sandy outcropping at the end of Fort Island Trail Rd in the shadow of the Crystal River nuke plant. Surprising me even more was the delicious variety of somewhat rare shorebirds that have made this little sand spit their home. This is a man made beach, small and clean with nice new bathrooms. It is a moment in time before it is overrun with mankind.Probably this is a human attraction to the "nature coast" of Florida. I sincerely hope it stays just the way it is-- small, out of the way and unadorned.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is a beautiful little man-made beach (among the marshlands and islands of the estuary). Clean bathrooms and great views of the gulf and the islands.

Visited March 2013
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Visit this beach every time we come back. Love to watch the dolphins and the sunset. The sunsets are beautiful. It is not a big beach but big enough to offer a nice relaxing time. Worth seeing.

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Central Florida, Florida
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went here on New Years Day. The beach is small, but clean. No pets allowed; not even to walk out on the pier. Great place to watch the sunset.

Visited January 2013
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