Gulf Coast, Caladesi Island State Park is accessible only by boat, but is worth the extra effort.
The park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
$6 per boat
Whether it is a stroll along the island’s pristine beaches or a kayak trip through the bayside mangrove forest, a trip to Caladesi Island is an unforgettable experience.
Take a nature trail walk to the historic Scharrer Homestead through the island’s interior and listen to the ocean breeze whisper through old-growth slash pines and feel the embrace of expansive live oaks.
Discover why homesteader Myrtle Scharrer Betz called this place “Paradise” in her memoirs.