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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  • August 6, 2017
    First, you can only access the island by boat, kayak, paddle board, canoe, etc! BUT, the journey there is awesome! We saw dolphin, birds, fish, and manatee. We parked our car ($3) and paddled across t...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    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 »
  • June 15, 2017
    We only walked the beach nearby but so quaint and quiet even during the busiest weeks of spreing break  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    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
  • June 6, 2017
    Paddled over in our kayaks, nice place to put kayaks while there. Beautiful beach. Nice clean restroom and covered shelter with picnic tables.
  • June 27, 2017
    Nice park. You can only visit this park by boat. Dock space is limited.
  • June 20, 2017
    Rustic. Island section available by boat only. Beautiful beach on island.
  • June 3, 2017
    Loved it. Perfect place to BBQ n swim n just relax.

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