Fort De Soto Park, Florida

Fort De Soto Park
Photo by PinellasCounty/Flickr

Fort De Soto Park was ranked the #1 beach in the USA in 2005 by Dr. Beach. And in 2013, Fort De Soto was voted #4 in USA Beaches and #20 in World Beaches in Traveler’s Choice for 2013.

South of St. Pete Beach, Fort De Soto Park is a short trip, but well worth the time to visit one of the best historic parks and top beaches in Florida.

Consisting of five islands (Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, Bonne Fortune Key, and Mullet Key), Fort De Soto Park includes a year-round campground, camp store, miles of nature trails and paved fitness trails, 2.25 miles of canoe trails, an 800-foot boat launch with floating docks, fishing piers, picnic pavilions with grills, a bait and food concessions, restrooms and showers, Quartermaster Storehouse Museum, Ferry to Egmont Key, and more.

Fort De Soto Beach, Florida


Pinellas County: Information about Fort De Soto Park, including address and contact, parking, boating, dog parks, nature walks, publications, road closures, fort guide, and more.

Fort De Soto Park: Great information about the park, especially historical.

Wikipedia: Information about Fort De Soto Park.

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