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Caladesi Island State Park

One of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand shores caused it to be rated as the nation’s best beach in 2008. Located one mile west of Dunedin off the Gulf Coast, the park is accessible only by private boat or ferry from Honeymoon Island State Park. For ferry information call (727) 734-1501.

Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. Nature enthusiasts watch wildlife while hiking the three-mile nature trail through the island’s interior or paddling a three-mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the beach; picnic pavilions can be reserved for a fee. The park has a marina with electric and water hookups for boaters. The park also has a snack bar and gift shop.

Visit the Florida Park Service website for general questions.

For more information about Caladesi Island State Park, please call the park at 727-469-5918 or visit:
Caladesi Island State Park website
Friends of the Island Parks website