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Egmont Key State Park

#1,151 of 4,996 things to do in Florida
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Address: FL 33715
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06:00 - 21:00
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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins...

Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.

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make sure you pack lunch and water! There is nothing on this island but the animals that live there and the ruins from the civil war. We saw tortoises and snakes. We found pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annie F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

make sure you pack lunch and water! There is nothing on this island but the animals that live there and the ruins from the civil war. We saw tortoises and snakes. We found pretty shells. Definitely worth the visit!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 11 adults and four kids took a catamaran ride from Anna Maria Island out to Egmont Key. We didn't know what to expect. The beach was beautiful and calm but the water still a bit cold in April. At the beach, the ruins of Ft, Dade, a Spanish American War defense station, are crumbling into the water.... More 

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Hilldale NJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After going to Dry Tortugas this park doesn't compare but it's closer and easier to get to, has a historic component and feels like an adventure with the run down forte and surrounded by water. Fun day experience and very affordable!

Thank Helena A
Flemington, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 5 rented a boat and went to to Egmont. The ride was nice and the weather and water were great but the island it self was not that impressive. We snorkeled around the "ruins" and there wasn't much there. We walked around the paths and the light house was cool and we saw 2 little turtles. The... More 

Thank KenA_12344321
Hartford, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came back to Ft. Desoto on our last day to take the ferry to this pristine island and it didn't disappoint us. Gopher tortoise are everywhere. Seashells can be found on the gulf side of the beach with the occasional sharks tooth. For a few dollars more you can go snorkeling and see many species of fish and sand... More 

Thank Crabtree1968
Lake City, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Egmont is rich with history, beautiful beaches and wonderful wildlife. Captain Frank gave us a lot information and spots to see before we stepped of his boat. The shelling was amazing. Even when the wind picked up on our way back to AMI; we felt safe. It was a nice boat ride to neat island. A+ from this retired teacher... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Egmont key is a nice little island. It's secluded and the only way to get there is with a boat. We took a ferry from Fort De Soto Park. There are historic forts (only one that you can actually walk through) and we saw so many gopher tortoises. Only half of the island is open to walk around. The other... More 

1 Thank Daniella A
Washington, Pa
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Short boat ride to get there from Desoto park. No restrooms on island. Make sure you take drinks with you! Lighthouse, cemetery, ruins. Bird sanctuary on island that's off limits. Beautiful uncrowded beaches with lots of shells. Gopher tortoises all over the place, and we even saw a loggerhead in the water. Lots of history. We really enjoyed walking on... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I loved it here in Egmont key it was absolutely gorgeous and we had the best find out here exploring this island

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

You take a ferry to get to this beautiful island. Nice paths to walk on and see wildlife. We were able to find a part of the beach where we felt like we were the only ones there.

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