Don Pedro Island State Park, Cape Haze
(4.4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area is a State Park in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located on a stretch of Don Pedro Island, a 129acre barrier island lying across the Intracoastal Waterway from Cape Haze in Charlotte County, between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island. The park has mangrove forests, dunes and white beaches. Activities include swimming, sunbathing, shelling and viewing nature. Among the wildlife of the park are Loggerhead turtles. Amenities include beaches, docks, and picnic areas as well as guided nature talks and walks. The park is only accessible by boat and is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.
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TripAdvisor
  • You need access to a boat or a ferry to get there even if it is only about 100 yards from mainland. There is a ferry down on Placida Rd. But the best way is to get a small group together and go early ...  more »
  • When I hear the term "State Park" I assume there is a lot of things to do for a variety of people. My impression of Don Pedro was disappointing to say the least. It is basically a boating access from ...  more »
  • The roads are unpaved. There are no stores and no restaurants on the island. You can easily drive your car or golf cart from Knight Island (Palm Island) to Don Pedro Island. They have outdoor restroom...  more »
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  • night is so buttiful its gorgess
  • Beautiful place to catch a sunset or gather some shells.
  • Awesome beach. Great place to watch the sunset.
  • Beautiful, untouched, natural Florida with nice pavilion, bathroom facilities and boat docks.
  • Beautiful beach, nice little hiking area.