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Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park, Florida

# 1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, Florida 34698
Phone: 727-469-5918
Fax: 727-298-2320

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.

Recreational Activities

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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