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“One of the best beaches in Florida”
Review of Fort De Soto Park

Fort De Soto Park
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US$324.99*
and up
Ultimate Tampa Bay and Fort De Soto Helicopter Tour
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Ratekau, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best beaches in Florida”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

There are a lot of great beaches in Florida, but this one is one of the best: white sand, shallow clear waters, shadowed places if you can't stand the burning sun, bathrooms and many parking lots. It is situated at the northern edge of an island south of St. Petersburg. Since 2013 a small entrance fee is required (5 or 6 dollars) for a car.

Visited October 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great place for the whole family”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This park has several beaches and fishing piers to choose from. The also have a dog beach. The campground is very clean and always a good choice.

Visited November 2013
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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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“Great dog beach.....”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We took our Saluki mix and Greyhound to the off leash beach...They had so much fun swimming and playing with the other dogs especially our Rusty (Saluki mix)...We are going to come for the day next time and bring a picnic...Lots of fresh water in the actual dog park if going to the beach make sure you bring fresh water for the dogs....

Visited November 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Take the tour”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I learned so much about this park's history when visiting with a large group. The guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Besides the historical aspect of the park there are walking trails and one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. You can also rent kayaks for a day on the water and it is a great place to take your dog.

Visited February 2013
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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Away from the crowds”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

If you like lots of people and poor value beach space do not come here.
Very much a nature area with some still good beaches (May not be quite as good as 5 years ago) but still well worth the $5 dollars.
A couple of beach shops but really interesting for the birds, manatee and as all long this coast, dolphins.
Certainly worth the visit

Visited November 2013
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