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3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715-2529
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It wasn't the warmest but the sun was out. Fort De Soto Park has lots to do, trails, facilities, bicycles, beaches with white sand (that rank among the nations best).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 387indy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were disappointed about a cold windy and rainy day in Clearwater Beach so we decided to take a drive and go Island hopping. We ended up at the park and were thrilled to see over 50 kiteboarders, wind surfers and surfers enjoying the bad...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 791JudyH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The day visited was low 60s with considerable wind. We would have enjoyed it more without the wind. We enjoyed a picnic lunch near the beach where we observed a few hearty souls wind surfing, swimming and walking the beach in wet swim suits. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice day at the beach..white sand...forth desotto north beach! Great park to surf,bicycle and have picnic!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LouLou366
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach was the most beautiful white sand beach I have ever seen. In February the beach was almost empty. The weather was fabulous. The fort was worth a couple hours. The beaches, especially the North Beach, were all fabulous soft, white sand. On the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cinquefoilr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This County Park offers something for everyone, including hiking, shelling, birding, fishing, boating, kayaking, sunbathing, swimming, picnicking and camping, plus other things I'm sure I haven't listed. The facilities I visited were all clean, the staff I encountered friendly and helpful. There are plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sallyntn
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never been to this beach, its worth the drive, to the nice white sand and miles of beach.. Only $5 to park and toll is $1.75..Bring your own food and drinks , they do have a concession stand as well.Cant wait to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our mini vacation from our vacation included a trip to Treasure Island FL. We went to Fort DeSoto this morning where there were no clouds and plenty of sunshine and breezy conditions. We love the history of the park as well as the maintained beaches....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marlenemJ6033XO
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Madeira Beach, but drove down to spend a day at Fort De Soto. One should bring picnics, fishing gears, beach towels and just enjoyed the day. We started the day with 2 hours kayaking along mangroves, seeing sea hares, cormorants, ibises,... and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brooke C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So clean and unspoiled natural space. Great beach, trails and facilities. Bonus: mega amounts of sand dollars.

Date of experience: January 2019
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12 September 2018|
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Response from Stevef6262 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to find a phone number for the park and campground office. They should be able to give you a red tide update at Fort De Soto That is 1-727-582-2267 Hope that helps.
22 July 2018|
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Response from zzzop | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them. I have seen larger trailers in area 1 in some spots, so you may be okay.
10 July 2018|
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Response from Bigmac9825 | Reviewed this property |
There is not really much to see there, just sand on the Gulf side . I would recommend the ferry rise over to Egmont Key and dive around the remains of the old Fort on the south side of the island. That is worth the trip to... More