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Fort Island Gulf Beach

16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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Great family beach

No under tow so little less to worry about. Slushy truck had the best pineapple chunks. Full but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nicole L
via mobile
County did a nice job

County/town did a nice job making the beach and bathrooms, picnic tables, showers, fishing pier are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“small beach” (40 reviews)
“fishing pier” (36 reviews)
“boat ramp” (23 reviews)
16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No under tow so little less to worry about. Slushy truck had the best pineapple chunks. Full but not over crowed. Parking is free

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

County/town did a nice job making the beach and bathrooms, picnic tables, showers, fishing pier are nice,. However, without waves, the bird poop remains everywhere at low tide. Water is clear though. We didn't hang out or return.

Thank Snapples42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Crystal River area is not a beach area. This part of the FL west coast is surrounded by marsh land. We live in Fort Myers so are used to beautiful beaches of Sanibel Island and Lover's Key. Do not expect this in this area....More

1  Thank Jill Marie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a nice long bike ride among the marshlands, this is a pleasant respite. The shoreline is man-made and frequented by locals - sunbathers and fishermen alike. Winter is sparsely populated , except for the boaters headed to the ramp further down the road. Summer...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is nothing to see. It has a boat ramp and several good spots to fish, Gulf fish like trout, redfish, ladyfish and others are just starting to come into the back waters and should hold until weather warms up.

Thank OldWrangler37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a nice pier for fishing, beach is close for folks of this area, not very clean beach due to the many birds in the area,,,but if play your cards right you may see a few dolphin in the bay...

Thank dave2florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They clean everything, including the sand, it looks like on Fridays. The sunset is incredible. You can see dolphins swimming off shore. Water was cold in December, but no bacteria warning.

Thank lawmer
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Take a picnic and enjoy the area. There are covered tables and a very clean beach to enjoy. We were there during the week so plenty of parking and tables available. Nice bike trail out there and a beautiful ride on a motorcycle.

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Small beach with a fishing pier and boat launch. There is a encore camp ground not too far away that is very nice. Close to Crystal River so if you wanna go out for dinner or lunch you can. And Homasassa isn’t too far away...More

Thank chrissy30753
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This is truly a gem of a beach it's certainly quiet here. There are plenty of picnic tables to use. Good clean rest rooms. The only downside I would say is there is a large population of sea gulls. So picnic tables are covered in...More

Thank nigel u
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Kadee H
7 December 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no beach wheelchair rentals available.
donna B
4 September 2017|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
The Williston route is a safe bet. See if you can maximize the visit with Three Sisters Springs.
19 May 2017|
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Response from sukiehb | Reviewed this property |
No they are not.