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Fort Island Gulf Beach

16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Nice Park

This is one of the best parks along the Nature Coast of FL Good swimming area and a fishing pier... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
endbeauvais
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Shelby, Michigan
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beach

nice beach, clean, food and drink available, Bathrooms available, good parking, pavilions also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bob1844
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Ocala, Florida
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“small beach” (45 reviews)
“fishing pier” (40 reviews)
“great beach” (14 reviews)
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16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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"small beach"
in 45 reviews
"fishing pier"
in 40 reviews
"great beach"
in 14 reviews
"white sand"
in 16 reviews
"covered picnic tables"
in 13 reviews
"clean beach"
in 13 reviews
"boat ramp"
in 22 reviews
"local beach"
in 10 reviews
"rest rooms"
in 10 reviews
"outdoor shower"
in 5 reviews
"swimming area"
in 12 reviews
"sea birds"
in 6 reviews
"board walk"
in 7 reviews
"shallow water"
in 8 reviews
"saw dolphins"
in 6 reviews
"snacks and drinks"
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"warm water"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best parks along the Nature Coast of FL Good swimming area and a fishing pier into the Gulf. Plenty of free parking, and no charge to use the park.

Thank endbeauvais
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Reviewed 3 days ago

nice beach, clean, food and drink available, Bathrooms available, good parking, pavilions also available

Thank bob1844
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to let kids splash about or to launch your kayak. NO dogs allowed. Onsite restroom facilities. Hunter Springs Park might be more family friendly but harder to park at. Calling it a beach doesn't make it a beach anymore than calling a blonde...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed! The beach area was small and crowded. We got out of our car and walked to the beach and turned back around, got in the car and left. I would not recommend driving there 👎🏻

Thank sataylor69
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a swamp that they pit sand over and if tour kids dig down more than a inch it smell like rotting eggs and cant get mud off kids! Great place to watch sunset and put boat in! Try Hunter springs a little...More

Thank Joseph581
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a beach that if you dig down an inch you hit the swamp. It was built out in the Swamp mud with sand dumped over Mud. Stay away and go to one of the springs (HUNTER). There is some nice boardwalk there...More

Thank travelman391
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident while driving. What a great little place. Very well maintained and very clean. Nice beach, and facilities. We will be coming back for sure

Thank Jaguar002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fort Island Gulf Beach is very well maintained and have good facilities. It is a protected beach area with a roped off area for swimming. Children can easily have fun at this beach. There are also some picnic tables and covered areas that are...More

Thank Spurgeon Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this beach while searching for a alternative to Pine Island beach since that beach fills up really fast. This beach is very similar and much bigger. It is a inland beach but has lots to offer. Lots of parking, a few truck...More

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Netting around a small area. Good for kids. Bathrooms and a food truck. A few covered picnic tables.

Thank Starviagera
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Gramma32162
26 May 2018|
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Response from 707bobbis | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach!
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KBryant0121
4 April 2018|
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Response from BrendaK3 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps check with the county of Citrus County, Florida. I'm not sure who has jurisdiction over the park but if the county doesn't they might know. I don't think it's in the city limits of Crystal River. It was quite a drive... More
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Patty D
28 March 2018|
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Response from OldWrangler37 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and the men;s room is clean. I haven't been in the other.
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