Fort De Soto BeachTierra Verde, FL
Fort De Soto County Park has some of the best beaches in America. This post will give you all the details.
Fort De Soto County Park consists of two, primary beaches. The first is North Beach and the second is South Beach. North Beach is where you’ll find access to the most unspoiled and prettiest part of the park. It’s also where most of my photos for this post were taken. South Beach is where you’ll find the fort and concession stand.
Like most parts of Florida, the water at Fort De Soto Beach is crystal-clear in the spring and fall. The photos in this post were taken in late May. It’s one of the best places I’ve visited for super clear water. The conditions are usually calm and the water temps are in the mid to upper 80’s from May until October.
Another way to visit Fort De Soto is by boat. Bunces Pass is a popular location in the park and is great for relaxing and spending the day. In addition, Fort De Soto Park has one of the best boat ramps in the world if you’re thinking of trailering your boat. More on that HERE.
Amenities are abundant in this park. The beaches have restrooms, freshwater showers, covered pavilions for gatherings and cookouts, a gift shop and concession stand, campground, nature trails, biking trails, fishing piers, and more.
The island has a military history that originated during the Civil War and extended until the Spanish-American War. The actual fort and guns were built for the Spanish-American War as the islands of Fort De Soto Park and Egmont Key were important defense positions for enemy troops invading Tampa Bay.
Consider Boat U.S. for your boating needs. They are a great organization that provides numerous resources to improve your life on the water AND trailering your boat. Click HERE for more information.
Parking at North Beach Lot
No, Grass to Sand
WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Far and Really Far to the Northern Tip
COST TO PARK:
$5 Park Entry Fee
Very Clear to Epic
Concession Stand at the Park Gift Shop (South Beach Lot)
NEARBY HOMES FOR RENT:
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