Caladesi Island State Park

Lay of the Land: One of the few pristine barrier islands along Florida's Gulf Coast, this---the #1 Beach in the U.S.---is accessible only by boat. While on the ferry from Honeymoon Island you can spot dolphins and osprey while learning about the history of the area. The island features abundant wildlife, a ranger station, boat docks, beach and kayak rentals, mangrove kayak trails and even a concession stand offering beer and wine. Little Known Facts: Caladesi was once part of one large island called Hog Island after the hogs that a pioneer family raised there. A book about the key, "Yesteryear, I lived in Paradise," by Myrtle Scharrer Betz, daughter of the first homesteader, is available on Amazon.com. Why You Should Go: Caladesi Island was named America's #1 Beach in 2008, #2 Beach in 2006 and 2007 and #9 in 2016 by Dr. Beach. Do you need any other reason? *Please note there is an entry fee to the park which is included in the price of the ferry boat ticket. See the park's website for more details.

Amenities
Activities
BoatingCanoeingFishingFly FishingKayakingPlayground
Category
Hiking/Nature TrailsNature Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
ADA CompliantDisabled AccessibleWheelchair-friendly
Discounts
Senior Citizen Discount
Facility Amenities
Boat DockConcessionsFood/Beverage ServiceMarinaOvernight DockingPicnic AreaShowers
General Information
Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset dailyNumber of Slips: 108Open Year-Round
Guest Information
Family Friendly
Rentals
Canoe RentalKayak RentalSlip RentalWatersport/Beach Gear Rental
Time To Experience Activity
Full day
Tour Information
Guided ToursTour Duration: 1 hour
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Community: Dunedin
Category: Beaches

Address
1 Causeway Blvd.

Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 727-469-5918

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Based on 935 reviews
miata55 | Dec 4, 2016
“great trip to caladeai island”

Quiet, beautiful beach. The ferry ride is very reasonable - coupom available on line. Boat ride mad even better by boat captain stopping to watch Dolphins! highly recommend this side trip from...

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