Caladesi Island Beach

At Caladesi Island, recreational opportunities abound! A mangrove-covered kayak trail winds from the marina to the St. Joseph Sound and back. Kayaks are available for rental through the Cafe Caladesi. The nature trail is a great place to find Osprey in old pine snags or cross paths with a gopher tortoise. Remember to bring water and sunscreen!

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.



General Information:
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Caladesi Island is accessible only by private boat or via the Caladesi Connection ferry service. Cost for the ferry is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages four to twelve. Trips depart hourly beginning at 10 a.m. Ferry passengers are allotted a four-hour stay on the island. No pets are allowed on the ferry. Contact the ferry office at 727-734-1501 for more information. For further information about about Caladesi Island State Park, call the park office at 727-469-5918.

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.

Hours of Operation

Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Park Fees

Admission Fees - $4.00 for up to 8 people per private boat.

- Kayakers: Admission Fee $1.00. Catch the ferry at Honeymoon Island for entrance onto Caladesi Island. Entrance fees at Honeymoon Island are: $5.00 for up to 8 people per car / $1.00 for an individual entrance. The ferry travels to Caladesi Island for a 4 hour stay.

Ferry fees are: $10.00 per adult, $6.00 for children ages 4 - 12.

Children under 4 years old are free. Sorry, no pets are allowed on the ferry.

Pavilion Fee

- Rental fees are $32.10 per pavilion. Call ahead at least two weeks for Pavilion reservations.

Park Brochure


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Caladesi Island State Park

# 1 Causeway Blvd.

Dunedin, Florida 34698

Phone: 727-469-5918

Fax: 727-298-2320

Visitor Service Providers

Caladesi Island Connection, Inc.

Post Office Box 3563

Clearwater, FL 33767

(727) 734-1501

Florida Beach Services, Inc.

150 Marina Plaza

Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 443-4369


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