Gulf Pier & Bay Pier at Fort De Soto Park

Visitors can enjoy two piers at beautiful Fort De Soto Park. One is on the bay side and the other is on the Gulf. Once at the Bay Pier you will notice the awesome view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to your left and looking out a little to your right you will see an island with a lighthouse on it - that is Egmont Key. The Bay Pier is also where a ferry comes to take people out to Egmont Key. Open 365 days a year, the Gulf Fishing Pier is the longest at more than 1,000 feet. Tables with running water are also available for cleaning your catch. A bait and tackle shop sells frozen bait and food concessions are also available during regular park hours. An 800 foot long boat launching facility provides easy access to this park's seven miles of waterfront and beaches. The facility also includes eleven floating docks. Fort De Soto Park closes at sunset.

fishing boating details

  • Fishing Gear Rental

general information

  • Family-friendly
  • Hours 7 a.m. - sunset

marina details

  • Bait & Tackle

on site facilities services

  • Boat Ramp
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms

park activities

  • Fishing

rates times

  • Time to Experience Activity Full day

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