Caladesi Island State Park

Sunset Sail from Caladesi by Carl Calhoun
Mangrove trails
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? 

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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Community: Dunedin
Category: Beaches

Address
1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 727-469-5918

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Based on 1185 reviews
JIJR | Oct. 30, 2018
“Family outing”

Great venue, dockake excellent, pretty ride in, hiking trails nicely marked and beach beautiful. Full services, great value.

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