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Anclote Key Preserve State Park

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Gorgeous Sunset Fun fay

We sailed to this island and really enjoyed it! The mosquitos and gnats will eat you alive with or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michelle G
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Wide open sand beach island. can only get there by boart

When we took a dolphin cruise tour from Sponge Dock in Tapon Spring last year, the returning point... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank D P
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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

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

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

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.

Thank jackiepye1953
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We walked the path to the lighthouse and took some pictures. The gates were not open this time of year but it was a nice walk and we were the only ones there.

Thank danandrosieg
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Love this island. Great place to just relax and look for shells. We have seen all kinds of wildlife in the water around the island.

Thank hparker194
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Mary S
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Roughly a half hour at a moderate speed
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Response from xcntryrider | Reviewed this property |
Windsong, south of Marine Parkway and Hwy 19, rents pontoon boats and kayaks and offers captained day charters.