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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bike trails and even a round about at one end of the park Trails well kept and clearly defined.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank TrailBlazer819227
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

Great visit with our 12 & 4 yo. We liked it so much we came back the next day and rented bikes. Several bbq areas, beaches, playgrounds, & piers. Get there early cause they close at sunset (about 6p in January). Kayak rentals available but if you are looking to get to shell key, check out the boat launch before the park instead.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank christina j
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

The sand at the beach is sugar .The water is only so so and even murkey at some times This is a great strolling beach but not a swimmers beach

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank jerome p
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

The beach at Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida was a wonderful find! I think this just might become my favorite beach. Especially when the grand kids are visiting. It's a great place to spend the entire day.

I was first impressed by the huge parking lot....not the norm for other beaches I've seen in the area. Then, the sands go on for ever providing lots of space to spread out and walk.

Add to that the dunes, vegetation, and sand bar complete with a shallow channel with a slow current for kids to float and swim in without danger of rip tide etc and you've got a winner!

It's also well known for its abundance of sand dollars which seems to be a favorite past time for folks of all ages. They have shade pavilions with picnic tables and I believe I saw some charcoal grills. They have a bath house and and easy walk to the food shack which has a small menu of burgers & dogs but adequate if you didn't pack your own lunch.
All in all this place is a winner and I'll be back frequently....the $5 entry fee to the park is well worth it.

Date of experience: January 2020
3  Thank Vicky E
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Well, there are 4 of such canons in the park. The other ones are in the Philipines apparently.

Very instructive to visit such forts that protected the USA during the Spanish war.

A must do visit if you are in the region.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank MikeCA_01
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