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Caladesi Island State Park

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Categories: Attraction, Park, Nature preserve, Beach

Features: Beach/Waterfront, Canoe/kayak trails, Fishing allowed, Grills, Hiking trails, Kid-friendly, Picnic shelters, Playground, Public restrooms, Showers, State parks, Swimming area

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: No alcohol

Parking: Lot

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Caladesi Island State Park contains one of the nation's best beaches. The 661-acre island is accessible only by boat or ferry. Caladesi has picnic tables and shelters near its sandy beach and a marina with electric and water hookups, as well as a snack bar and gift shop. Fishing is allowed, but no dogs are allowed on the ferry, the beach or near nesting birds.

From Honeymoon, catch the ferry to Caladesi. Service starts daily at 10 a.m. and runs every 30 minutes. The last ferry leaves Caladesi at 4:30 p.m. (it may go later on a busy day) Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children 6 to 12.

Caladesi is open from 8 a.m. to sundown.

Read this story about the history of Caladesi.

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Caladesi Island State Park - Dunedin