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Egmont Key State Park

FL 33715
+1 727-893-2627
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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.
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FL 33715
+1 727-893-2627
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this place is full of people during other times of the year, but for our trip out in November, we were the only ones out there. We had intended to snorkel, but there were too many jellyfish in the area. Instead, we strolled the...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a day! Shelling is fantastic! A laid back exploration time.... take a picnic lunch and relax! You are sure to spy dolphins & sea turtles on your way there, and tortoise once you have arrived. Highly recommended!!

Thank appy1559
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We'll do this again!!!! Walk from nearby development or take the Egmont Key Shuttle Ferry. A grand day on the key highlighted by shelling (no LIVE shelling please) and bathtub warm water. Terrific views of the lighthouse, shipping traffic and, of course the key. DO...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Booked ferry thru hubbards marina.make sure to bring cash to pay at kiosk and to tip the captain.lots of turtles. What my kid liked best was swimming and snorkeling and shelling. Lots of great photo opps in the old fort. Captain took us all on...More

2  Thank Heath R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had a blast clear skies beautiful day and into degrees August 5, 2017 great day saw lots of turtles and fish

Thank Tank E
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This park is accessible by boat and there are numerous shuttles such as the one out of Ft. Desoto Park. There is no food or drink for sale on the island, so bring PLENTY of water to keep hydrated. The fort, Fort Dade, is NOT...More

Thank Malee B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Egmont Key State Park can only be reached by boat or ferry. Food, water and restrooms are not available. And no alcoholic beverages of pets of any kind are permitted on the island. Other than that, you'll have a wonderful visiting this historic site at...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

After years of visiting the St Pete area, we finally visited this great state park. First , make sure you make reservations. We didn't and if it wasn't for a cancellation we would not have gone. Also , we had to pay cash for our...More

1  Thank MJ P
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip! So much history on this island and the water was gorgeous! Only wish we had more time to explore. Three hours was not enough to see everything on the island and enjoy the beach. Definitely recommend finding a ferry or boat...More

Thank Michelane C
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Visiting Egmont Key was my trip highlight. It was an overcast day so there were not that many people on the island. Sea shells were everywhere. I had a great time picking out my favorites. Walking through the structures was really interesting. The turtles were...More

2  Thank KimJohnson70
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Tim T
13 April 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they are allowed on the island. I have never seen anyone use any kind of cooking equipment. Not even on the boats than anchor just off the beach. With past issues they have with fires and it being a nesting... More
3 April 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
We got the Ferry from Ft Desoto Park by the Bay Fishing Pier
Colby C
19 December 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Colby, If you can, wait until November when the park stages the Discover Egmont Key weekend. Then the lighthouse is open, historians guide you through the island and forts, portopotties are available and they cook up some... More