Don Pedro Island State Park, Cape Haze

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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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  • I believe only accessible by boat or kayak. Not many dock spaces, so get there early and plan to picnic all day. Medium covered porch area with picnic tables and a couple of grills off the back. A won...  more »
  • We only walked the beach nearby but so quaint and quiet even during the busiest weeks of spreing break  more »
  • We have been going there for a few years now. This park is pristine and the beaches are never crowded as the only way to get there is by private boat. Bring your lunch and chairs. There are showers an...  more »
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  • Got here in a friend's boat. Saw a man who found a large megalodon tooth. Great seashells and small shark teeth find. Beautiful beach. I loved the restroom area that also included an open area with picnic tables to sit in the shade. BBQ pits also available
  • Paddled over in our kayaks, nice place to put kayaks while there. Beautiful beach. Nice clean restroom and covered shelter with picnic tables.
  • Nice park. You can only visit this park by boat. Dock space is limited.
  • Rustic. Island section available by boat only. Beautiful beach on island.
  • Loved it. Perfect place to BBQ n swim n just relax.

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