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Egmont Key State Park

#1,212 of 5,040 things to do in Florida
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Address: FL 33715
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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins...

Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.

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Private Snorkeling to Egmont and Shell Keys with Walking Tour
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Private Egmont Key Boat Cruise
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Egmont Key Jetski Tour

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Gorgeous Water!!!

The Island was nice and the water was beautiful. We did a lot of walking and started at the North end by the Lighthouse. We did see numerous Gopher Tortoise Some shells and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chuck A
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Englewood, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to visit a true island, Egmont Key is the one. Catch the Hubbard ferry @ Fort Desota. In less than 30 min you will arrive. Tampa Bay on the E side. Gulf of Mexico on the W. Much of the island has beach erosion. Still lots good beach walking& shelling. The S end is off limits. Bird... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Island was nice and the water was beautiful. We did a lot of walking and started at the North end by the Lighthouse. We did see numerous Gopher Tortoise Some shells and only a few sharks teeth were found. It is a nice day trip to make.

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Thank Chuck A
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to Egmont several times, it is beautiful island. Unfortunately the ferry service from Fort Desoto park was terrible. Worst service I have ever experienced. Take another way to the island!!!! We will never take this again.

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Thank Chantelle M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

make sure you pack lunch and water! There is nothing on this island but the animals that live there and the ruins from the civil war. We saw tortoises and snakes. We found pretty shells. Definitely worth the visit!

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Thank Annie F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our family of 11 adults and four kids took a catamaran ride from Anna Maria Island out to Egmont Key. We didn't know what to expect. The beach was beautiful and calm but the water still a bit cold in April. At the beach, the ruins of Ft, Dade, a Spanish American War defense station, are crumbling into the water.... More 

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Thank Shoshanna E
Hilldale NJ
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After going to Dry Tortugas this park doesn't compare but it's closer and easier to get to, has a historic component and feels like an adventure with the run down forte and surrounded by water. Fun day experience and very affordable!

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Thank Helena A
Flemington, New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

My family of 5 rented a boat and went to to Egmont. The ride was nice and the weather and water were great but the island it self was not that impressive. We snorkeled around the "ruins" and there wasn't much there. We walked around the paths and the light house was cool and we saw 2 little turtles. The... More 

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Thank KenA_12344321
Hartford, Kentucky
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We came back to Ft. Desoto on our last day to take the ferry to this pristine island and it didn't disappoint us. Gopher tortoise are everywhere. Seashells can be found on the gulf side of the beach with the occasional sharks tooth. For a few dollars more you can go snorkeling and see many species of fish and sand... More 

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Lake City, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Egmont is rich with history, beautiful beaches and wonderful wildlife. Captain Frank gave us a lot information and spots to see before we stepped of his boat. The shelling was amazing. Even when the wind picked up on our way back to AMI; we felt safe. It was a nice boat ride to neat island. A+ from this retired teacher... More 

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1 Thank gretchenwhitmer
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Egmont key is a nice little island. It's secluded and the only way to get there is with a boat. We took a ferry from Fort De Soto Park. There are historic forts (only one that you can actually walk through) and we saw so many gopher tortoises. Only half of the island is open to walk around. The other... More 

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