My day spent at Ft. De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, Florida was spectacular! I was amazed by how much beach there was to relax on (3 miles I was told) and, bonus, how peaceful and isolated it was! The sand was a gorgeous shade of white, and the sea a beautiful turquoise, it truly seemed as if we were on vacation on a deserted island! Besides the beach, I was thrilled to find out there were also 7 miles of trail ways to walk and bicycle and kayaks to rent as well!
After spending the morning relaxing on the beach, my friends and I checked out the historic Fort, picnicked in a picnic area, and bicycled the trails. I’d say my favorite part of this trip was the breath taking views! The views of the white sandy beach and keys were so stunning we stopped more than a few times to simply absorb the tropical lushness and serenity of it all.
Late afternoon we jumped at the chance to rent a kayak and paddled our way through a key, so priceless! We not only saw dolphins while at the beach, but to my further amazement, saw countless exotic birds throughout the day and a few turtles too! We were later told by a local that Ft. De Soto is home to almost 300 species of birds, worth a peek if you’re a nature lover!
If you’re visiting the area and wish to take a break for an all day visit, I highly recommend spending as much time at Ft. De Soto as you can! With so many ways to unwind, it’s worth every moment! Try to bring your sneakers to walk or bicycle the trails and a camera to capture the beauty you’ll see surrounding you everywhere!
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