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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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Nice beach area

Take a picnic and enjoy the area. There are covered tables and a very clean beach to enjoy. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gloria S
Englewood, Colorado
Decent small beach

Small beach with a fishing pier and boat launch. There is a encore camp ground not too far away... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
argillite ky
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“small beach” (40 reviews)
“fishing pier” (35 reviews)
“boat ramp” (22 reviews)
16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not our favorite beach but, very accessible. It's out-of-the-way and fairly private but, can be somewhat primitive. At times, overtaken by seabirds, other times, insects are problematic. There are activities, such as a drum circle, that are enjoyable. If you prefer an old-fashioned...More

Thank golfsal
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Island Gulf Beach was very clean and easily accessible. Gorgeous view. We actually picked this particular beach for pur family photos.

Thank milestonegirl
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This area of Florida's Nature Coast doesn't have big white sand beaches like the Gulf Coast farther south. This is the only beach in the Crystal River area. It's small and man made but quite lovely is a quiet sort of way. It's at the...More

Thank maya331
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We found Fort Island Gulf Beach by accident but we were sure glad we did. It is a nice, quiet beach (at least it was on a Friday) where you can relax. Bring your own food as there isn't a food vendor there but who...More

Thank BrendaK3
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Nice little crescent beach !!! There is a nice restroom and shower - there is also a pier and a boat ramp in the same area !!! Something for everyone !!

Thank Shinkletwo
Reviewed 17 October 2017

An interesting drive from Cristal River (9 miles) down a delightful well maintained road. The beach was pristine and very safe for swimming. A good visit.

Thank BrentTraveller
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great little beach to take students that aren't the strongest of swimmers. Was able to teach my students how to snorkle without a huge crowd. Love this little secluded piece of heaven

Thank Emily_in_NC
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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.