Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin

4.7
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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  • There is a charge to get into Honeymoon Island (free for active/retired military..bring your DD214 to get into any state park in FL for free). Then a charge to take the ferry over to Caladesi (again d...  more »
  • Take the ferry/shuttle from Dunedin every half hour or boat in yourself. You can hike nature trails, cross over the island to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, kayak around the mangrove. No matter your outd...  more »
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  • Great experience. Clean beach. You can rent spaces on the beach with an umbrella and chairs. The ferry to get to the island is quick and a nice ride for sightseeing. Beach got busy in the afternoon.
  • The beach is so beautiful. It's perfect for shelling. Just remember to bring a pair of goggles. Also, bring water shoes since there's lots of broken seashells. Strongly recommended

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