Anclote Key Preserve State Park, New Port Richey

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  • Keep your eyes open for a time when you can schedule a visit to this iconic American Lighthouse. A volunteer nonprofit organization is working to provide access - stay posted. We took an early excursi...  more »
  • Bought a Groupon for a rental of a pontoon boat. A very wonderful way to get to the Island from Tarpon Springs. Just remember you can't tent a boat without a Florida Safe Boating Certificate.  more »
  • Florida National Park, a complex of several islets. In the southern part of the big island has a lighthouse and 19 century. Prior to that, the island served as a refuge for pirates, then here grew sponges. In the northern part of the complex there are campsites with barbecues. White sand with seashells, bays, birds, krabikami. You can only swim on punts (5 km from the coast), there is a rush.
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  • One of the Best Places I have Visited. Very warm and welcoming area. Great Views and service. Dolphins view from the island and good spot to be for an hour. Early morning is the best to catch good shells. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  • Beautiful adventure. We got cool shells. While I didn't find any sand dollars in perfect condition, I did find chucks enough to equal a dollar
  • Great place to enjoy and go shelling with friends or the kids. We found the best place to go is Tarpon Springs and take the $20 dolphin / shell ride from there. They also have Spirits aboard and if you get the right group you can get a singing party going. We went to the sponge diving Museum in Tarpon Springs to get the tickets.
  • Love this place for the views and the beach. It was too cold this time to snorkel but when I have smokeless there are so many unique views. I have seen horseshoe crabs walking on the bottom, huge fish swimming under me and even a beautiful blue crab resting in the weeds below. Great place to visit!!!
  • Wasn't a great day for snorkeling but we had a great time finding shells.
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