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Anclote Key Preserve State Park

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Love this park!

It is a great beach area to relax or play volleyball with friends. We like to fish and they have a... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
Island fun.

Anclote island is a great get away. fun shelling an beautiful white beach. the light house is great... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
New Port Richey, Florida
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All reviews west side tarpon springs anclote key light house sand bar only accessible by boat sand dollars barrier island historic lighthouse water depth dolphin cruise southern tip great beach area beautiful island bug spray the north end great place to visit
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is a great beach area to relax or play volleyball with friends. We like to fish and they have a loading dock and the fee is only $5 to park truck and trailer all day. Next door is a great placed for some fine...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank karenbanfi
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Anclote island is a great get away. fun shelling an beautiful white beach. the light house is great to see. But remember you need a boat to get there.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jmbaxter1
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We sailed to this island and really enjoyed it! The mosquitos and gnats will eat you alive with or without bug spray. The lighthouse was pretty neat to see but a hot walk for young children during the day. We hiked to the east to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

When we took a dolphin cruise tour from Sponge Dock in Tapon Spring last year, the returning point is the anclote reserve Park. We all landed on the island, walked around and picked some shells. There is no one living there, basically it is just...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank D P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The gulf side of this island has the best beach in Florida in my opinion. Only accessible by boat. Camping used to be allowed by permit-not sure if it is any longer. Gnats are truly worse than you could imagine, being lots of repellant.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You need some way to get there, boat, kayak, canoe, jet ski. Worth the trip, the beach is very nice. Walking trails are nice and interesting to see the history of the island.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jsyland
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This key is great. Never too crowded but do your homework before approaching by boat: wind, tides, chart info. Most back in and double anchor. It drops off quickly on the north end so don’t jump in too quick like I did. Make sure your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Shucker73
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This five mile long barrier island is pristine beauty and turquoise water. Great shelling lots of privacy if you want. Has a historic lighthouse that you can go up in one time a month for a tour check with Anclote lighthouse for info. The northern...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank LostInTheBoonies1
Reviewed 31 May 2018

we had rented a boat in new port ritchey and they gave us a local map. We ventured offshore about 2 miles and found the state park. Very nice. A lot of boats out there, but plenty of room. backed boat up to the sandbar...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Scott M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

There is a lot to discover. Look for shells or watch the wildlife. The beach is white sand and plenty of places to sit and eat or even doing a bbq. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: April 2018
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31 August 2018|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
that I read about!!
Miguel M
10 August 2018|
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Response from LostInTheBoonies1 | Reviewed this property |
Please look at my previous response as several of these responses are not correct. There are two boats that take you to the island BUT they only give you half an hour on the island. If you want to spend more time on the... More
15 June 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Roughly a half hour at a moderate speed