Caladesi Island State Park

Beach and Other Great Outdoors
1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698, United States

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  • "Bring a pail and collect sea shells!" (2 tips)
  • "Best place to canoe or kayak to and collect sea shells anywhere in..." (4 tips)
  • "... sunrises manatees and dolphins with your breakfast. Bask in the gulf warm..." (3 tips)
  • Robert

    Beautiful place to just lay down and relax or go shelling! Saw 4 dolphins VERY near to the shore! One even almost jumped clear out the water!!

    Robert · April 9, 2011
  • TBOcom

    Views from this 500-acre park are breathtaking, especially at sunset, one of the reasons Caladesi regularly shows up on Dr. Beach's list of top 10 U.S. beaches. (The Short List: Top 5 beaches.) Read more

    TBOcom · May 20, 2011
  • Chris P.

    Best place to canoe or kayak to and collect sea shells anywhere in Florida!

    Chris Peterson · November 11, 2010
  • Danielle A.

    Great peaceful place to chill. Wake up to amazing sunrises manatees and dolphins with your breakfast. Bask in the gulf warm therapeutic water, if you're lucky you'll find a sand dollar or turtle

    Danielle Alura · September 5, 2010
  • L D.

    Sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen!!! Take the first boat and be prepared to see dolphins!!

    L D · August 19, 2010
  • $ŦEPҤλ₦łE V.

    45 minutes from both Tpa and St. Pete. Accessible only by ferry or private boat, Caladesi offers no paved roads, 3 miles of beaches,birding trails,shelling, & the to (blissfully) do nothing at all.

    $ŦEPҤλ₦łE V · June 18, 2012
  • $ŦEPҤλ₦łE V.

    Experience the pristine nature @ the remote Caladesi Island State Park.Beautiful palms, aquamarine waters, plentiful birdlife & warm ocean breezes tranquilize the visitor to a state of pure relaxation

    $ŦEPҤλ₦łE V · June 12, 2012
  • T D.

    Rangers here are awesome. If u get nailed by a sting ray they'll help u out (hot water soak will bring relief in an hour). Really appreciated Ranger Tracy's help, she's super! ;)

    T Dera · April 20, 2011
  • Ashley B.

    Best beach around!! Love kayaking here.

    Ashley Burns · April 8, 2011
  • Doug H.

    Bring a pail and collect sea shells!

    Doug H · April 3, 2011
  • Debbie D.

    Best tuna melt around!! Great fries!! Then work it off by going kayaking in the mangroves. Then we enjoyed a cold beer on the deck! Gotta love Florida...

    Debbie Doyon · January 29, 2011
  • Ashley A.

    The currents on the north end will tear you up!!

    Ashley A · June 8, 2010
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    Find a special seashell for that special someone. Check in with a photo of your best find and use #WhereSummerRocks.

  • $ŦEPҤλ₦łE V.

    Great place to picnic

    $ŦEPҤλ₦łE V · June 12, 2012
  • Joe H.

    Great Beach. Only accessable by boat or ferry. They have some concessions. But it not as crowded as CLW Beach.

    Joe Hardy · April 18, 2012
  • Kellys-Chic A Boom R.

    Gorgeous Beach, tons of shells on the North end

  • Angus W.

    Nice 2.5 mile trail plus beach to walk

    Angus Woodbury · March 10
  • Srini D.

    Awesome beach

    Srini Datla · July 27, 2013
  • Bob Z.

    kayaking here

    Bob Zad · June 14, 2012

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