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Address: 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number:
+1 352-527-7540

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beautiful beach

Local out of the way beach, you get the sand, water, small nature trail and beautiful sunsets without all the gift shops and tourist traps!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nicki M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Out past the clear waters of Three sister springs and outlets of Crystal River is where you will find this secluded beach. Though it's not you typical white sand beaches on the west side of Florida or the surf pounding beaches of our eastern shores. Fort island gulf beach has a silty sand beach which can be a little slimy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Local out of the way beach, you get the sand, water, small nature trail and beautiful sunsets without all the gift shops and tourist traps!

Thank Nicki M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see the beach area and we're definitely underwhelmed. Stark beach looked uninviting. I understand Hurricane Hérmine took its toll though.

Thank chorusgirl
Erie, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was going to ride my bike there this morning, but only two other cars there and I didn't feel comfortable by myself. Just beautiful!

Thank susiediver
Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its a nice little beach with facilities. there's a good fishing pier and pick nick tables. dont try to go fishing at low tide its very shallow. you can catch some blue crabs but there are better places for than nearby. boat ramp closed indefinitely..

Thank Dogosaurus
Manning, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is very small and the parking lot fills up quite quickly in beach weather. The water is shallow so it would be good for small children. There are bathrooms. They used to allow dogs on the beach but they no longer do. There qis a boat launch area and a very nice fishing pier. The last time we... More 

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first christmas day beach experience. It was a beautiful day, made all the more beautiful by this beach. Clean facilities as well.

Thank Imsoleil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spent just a couple hours at this beach chasing hermit crabs so much fun. there are grills places to sit to eat and hang out for the day.

Thank bettyl47
Drummond Island, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Nice little beach in Crystal River. A good place to swim and chill. Parts of the boardwalk and the boat launch are closed from hurricane damage.

Thank Dot S
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is not a top quality beach i.e., Destin or even clearwater. It is not in the city like Miami Beach. In fact there is nothing out here but a small beach and boat ramp (currently closed), but it is a peaceful local beach with adequate facilities and a niice swimming area. Great place to put in a small sailboat,... More 

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