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Egmont Key State Park

#1,165 of 4,880 things to do in Florida
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Address: FL 33715
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06:00 - 21:00
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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins...

Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.

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Great day trip

Egmont is rich with history, beautiful beaches and wonderful wildlife. Captain Frank gave us a lot information and spots to see before we stepped of his boat. The shelling was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lake City, Michigan
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Lake City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Egmont is rich with history, beautiful beaches and wonderful wildlife. Captain Frank gave us a lot information and spots to see before we stepped of his boat. The shelling was amazing. Even when the wind picked up on our way back to AMI; we felt safe. It was a nice boat ride to neat island. A+ from this retired teacher... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Egmont key is a nice little island. It's secluded and the only way to get there is with a boat. We took a ferry from Fort De Soto Park. There are historic forts (only one that you can actually walk through) and we saw so many gopher tortoises. Only half of the island is open to walk around. The other... More 

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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Short boat ride to get there from Desoto park. No restrooms on island. Make sure you take drinks with you! Lighthouse, cemetery, ruins. Bird sanctuary on island that's off limits. Beautiful uncrowded beaches with lots of shells. Gopher tortoises all over the place, and we even saw a loggerhead in the water. Lots of history. We really enjoyed walking on... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I loved it here in Egmont key it was absolutely gorgeous and we had the best find out here exploring this island

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

You take a ferry to get to this beautiful island. Nice paths to walk on and see wildlife. We were able to find a part of the beach where we felt like we were the only ones there.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I just boated around the island today and was fascinated by the wonderful white beaches along its west side. The beach is accessible by boat, if you're willing to anchor and wade ashore. The most wonderful thing about Egmont is its inaccessibility. It hasn't been overrun by tourists or picnickers! There's no water, no rest rooms, no food. But lots... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We've been going by private family or friends boats for 40 years. The past 15 years, there are SO many "tour boats"that there is no room for anyone to dock, bay side or ocean side. Sad to see those in private boats stark naked urinating or just totally naked when you have young children. I used to have my alost... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were wanting to kayak to Egmont Key from the south, and we found a wonderful beach to launch from on Anna Maria. To get there, drive north past the Anna Maria pier to the very end of the road. There is public beach access there (with parking on a side street), and a short carry to the beach. From... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Fun boat ride - cool island. We walked around, checking out the former military buildings. We brought a picnic lunch which we had on the beach - totally to ourselves! We kept an eye out for the elusive Gopher Tortoise. We saw many tracks and burrows, and finally saw one (OK, just his head) sticking out of his burrow.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

At the south end of Pinellas County Florida just before heading over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge there is Fort Desoto Park. The entrance fee is $5. Here one can take the ferry boat (a pontoon boat that can carry about 50 passengers and takes about 20 minutes) over to Egmont Key that also has its own fort named Fort Dade.... More 

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