Fort De Soto Park

St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Jun 25 ~ Jul 1
Explore 1,136 acres at Fort De Soto Park, home to breathtaking shorelines stretched across five islands on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Take a leisurely stroll along miles of pristine beaches, glide through crystal-clear waters on a kayak, or hit the pavement on a thrilling bike ride. The possibilities are endless at this picturesque piece of paradise.

Fort De Soto Park Visitors Guide

Fort De Soto Park attracts nearly 3 million visitors per year and was ranked as “America’s Top Beach” by TripAdvisor in 2009. When you visit Fort De Soto Park, you’ll feel like you’re entering a tropical paradise where nature and history meet. The park's treasure, Fort De Soto, is a historic fortress that was constructed for the Spanish-American War. The fort was completed after the war was over and never fired an adversarial shot. Currently, it illustrates Florida's rich history, taking you back in time as you meander through its walls and tunnels.

With miles of gorgeous waters and diverse wildlife, this captivating destination provides a myriad of activities for nature lovers and families. From renting a kayak to camping by the water, Fort De Soto Park is sure to offer the ultimate experience for visitors who are looking for serenity. The kids can enjoy splashing in the water at the beach, looking for seashells, or playing on the pirate ship playground. You and your family can also climb to reach the top of the fort to enjoy panoramic views and the cannons that point at Tampa Bay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What attractions are near Fort De Soto Park?

The attractions near Fort De Soto Park include St. Pete Beach, Egmont Key, and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

2. Is Fort De Soto Park worth visiting?

Yes. With miles of stunning shoreline, to a variety of activities, Fort De Soto is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

3. Can you swim at Fort De Soto Park?

Visitors can enjoy plenty of activities at the park including swimming, camping, kayaking, and more.

4. What amenities are at the Fort De Soto Campground?

Some of the amenities include a camp store, laundry facilities, and showers.


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