Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin

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Caladesi Island State Park is one of the rare, completely natural Florida's islands in the Gulf and has a great beach. Accessible by boat or ferry, the park features a nature trail as well as picnic tables, pavilions, and a playground. You'll find a snack bar and a gift shop on-site. Hike the 5 km (3 mi) of trails and watch for birds feeding around the shallow waters. With a bit of luck, you may see turtles and tortoises. You can try kayaking through mangroves and in the bay. Use our Dunedin online attractions planner to visit Caladesi Island State Park on your trip to Dunedin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Decided to take a drive over to the west coast from Orlando while the kids where at Universal. Looked up this state park and headed west. Drive was not bad - just heavy traffic. The park is beautiful....  more »
  • I gave this a three because I did not venture out on the ferry. There doesn't appear to be much more here than the beaches. There are many areas for swimming and sunning, but not much, if any, shade. ...  more »
  • This is our go-to beach break on the weekends. Having Kayaks means we can slip into the channel or run across the sandbar at low tide. Since you need a boat or kayak the isle does not get crowded. And...  more »

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