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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  • We got to see dolphins on the ferry ride to the island. Then we did a nature walk and looked for shells on the beach. It was a fun day.  more »
  • 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 wheelchair w...  more »
  • It’s on the list of 10 best beaches and it should be. The ferry to the island is a bit expensive so they make what could be maybe a 6 minutes ride to about 20 to make it seem worthwhile. It’s fine but...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Pleasant, great view, quiet (popular spots get busy though), sunset is spectacular. Highly recommended.
  • It was just beautiful and quiet beach
  • Definitely worth the trip by ferry, SUP, kayak or boat!
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