Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park
Sunset Sail from Caladesi by Carl Calhoun
Mangrove trails

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
Boating Canoeing Fishing Fly Fishing Kayaking Playground
Category
Hiking/Nature Trails Nature Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
ADA Compliant Disabled Accessible Wheelchair-friendly
Discounts
Senior Citizen Discount
Facility Amenities
Boat Dock Concessions Food/Beverage Service Marina Overnight Docking Picnic Area Showers
General Information
Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset daily Number of Slips: 108 Open Year-Round
Guest Information
Family Friendly
Rentals
Canoe Rental Kayak Rental Slip Rental Watersport/Beach Gear Rental
Time To Experience Activity
Full day
Tour Information
Guided Tours Tour Duration: 1 hour
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Details

Community: Dunedin
Category: Beaches

Address
1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 727-469-5918

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Traveler Reviews

Based on 1090 reviews
your_accessible_life | Jan. 13, 2018
“Wonderful, Natural and Quite Accessible!”

We rode on the ferry to Caladesi, stayed there for a while and then jumped on the returning ferry. So easy and relaxing! We had spoken with the ranger station and they had my (free) beach...

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