Caladesi Island State Park
1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, Florida 34698
Caladesi Island State Park is a Florida State
Park located on Caladesi Island, across St. Joseph Sound from Dunedin,
Florida and north of Clearwater Beach. It is reachable by boat and
ferry from a dock on Honeymoon Island.
Amenities include 3 miles of
nature trail, a marina, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a park
concession and a beach. Activities include fishing, shelling,
kayaking, boating, hiking and nature studies.
In 2005 it was listed as
having the 4th best beach in the country, in 2006 and 2007 the 2nd
best, and in 2008 the best beach in the United States.
Welcome to Caladesi Island State Park
One of the few completely natural islands along
Florida�s Gulf Coast, Caladesi�s white sand shores have been rated
as the nation's #1 best beach. Beach lovers can enjoy swimming,
sunbathing, and beachcombing. Saltwater anglers can fish from their
boats or throw a line out into the surf.
Nature enthusiasts watch
wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the
island�s interior or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the
mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the
beach; picnic pavilions can be reserved for a fee. The park has a
marina with electric and water hookups for boaters.
The park also has
a snack bar and gift shop. For ferry information call (727) 734-5263.
Located one mile west of Dunedin off the Gulf Coast.
Originally part of a large barrier island,
Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island to the north were formed in 1921
when a hurricane created Hurricane Pass, splitting the larger island
into two parts. Though still referred to as an island, Hurricane Elena
filled Dunedin Pass in 1985, making Caladesi Island accessible by
walking north from North Clearwater Beach.
The park has such amenities as birding, boating,
canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicking areas, snorkeling,
swimming and wildlife viewing. Concessions are also available.
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