With record-breaking tourism numbers in the first quarter of 2014, it’s no wonder why people want to visit Florida: beaches! And you can find one of the best beaches in the country right outside of Dunedin, Florida, while staying at the Beso Del Sol Resort at Caladesi Island State Park.
Named among the top beach destinations by Trip Advisor for 2014, hop on the ferry from Honeymoon Island and you’ll be at Caladesi Island, 20 minutes west of Dunedin. Go for a quiet stroll in the three-mile nature trail or find a more adventurous time on the three-mile kayaking trail among the mangrove trees. With all the wildlife and active environment, this is one of the only entirely natural islands you’ll find along the Florida Gulf Coast.
But you will find the convenience of man-made items along the way, which includes a concession stand, marina, fishing and gift shop as well as picnic tables you can reserve for scenic family gatherings.
Previously named as America’s No. 1 beach in 2008, this little slice of paradise is your escape to go shelling, see gopher tortoises, or fish. The next time you visit us at the Beso Del Sol Resort, make sure you see what makes this beach a main Florida attraction!
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Photo courtesy of St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area CVB.