Caladesi Island State Park Cabins

Caladesi Island State Park
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Planning Your Trip to Caladesi Island State Park

The Gulf Coast of Florida is a prime vacation destination. Caladesi Island State Park is known to locals as the place for peace and quiet. Enjoy the beach and all the activities this beautiful area has to offer.

The Best Hiking Trails in Caladesi Island State Park

Florida's natural beauty awaits when you arrive on the island. Explore the island on a leisurely hike, or take advantage of hiking trails in the nearby area. Keep an eye out for pelicans, gulls, and ospreys fishing in the gulf.

  • 1. Island Trail

    Most people access the park via the ferry from Honeymoon Island. When you exit the ferry, just follow the markers to make a 3.5-mile loop around the park. There are a pond and a freshwater spring that used to provide water for a homestead on the island.

  • 2. Clearwater Beach Hike

    Since a hurricane divided the original Hog Island into two in the 1920's, the island actually touches the mainland of Clearwater Beach, Florida. Start at Clearwater, one of the Gulf Coast's most famous beaches, and walk the 4 miles to where the Beach Trail starts on the island. Clearwater is home to several cabins by Caladesi Island State Park.

  • 3. Upper Tampa Bay Area Trail

    Tampa is just miles from Caladesi Island. This paved trail offers a leisurely exploration of the Florida landscape. You'll find many hotels by Caladesi Island State Park in Tampa.

Great Places to Stay Near Caladesi Island State Park

House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
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The Best Family Activities in Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island is a perfect family spot, with fewer crowds and calm waters. Bring the entire family and relax for a day or more. The nearby community of Dunedin should be on your list of places to see.

  • 1. Fun in the water

    The quiet, calm waters surrounding the island are ideal for paddling about and observing the marine life and waterfowl among the mangroves. There are a food stand and gift shop for when you need a break. Kayaks – a great way to explore the unique mangrove swamps – are available for rental.

  • 2. Dunedin Highland Games

    Each April, Dunedin shows off its Scottish heritage with a huge festival including food, sporting events, and Scottish music and dance. The city was settled by Celtic families back in 1899, and the festival has been an annual treat for 52 years. Dust off your kilt and join in the fun. You can stay close by at one of the cabins by Caladesi Island State Park.

  • 3. Dunedin Brewery

    One of the oldest craft breweries in the area, Dunedin Brewery is family friendly. In the Scottish tradition, children are welcome, and the food will please everyone. There's a lovely outside seating area to relax in the Florida sunshine, and live music every weekend.

Top Lodging Near Caladesi Island State Park

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Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida, United States
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