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VISIT THE BEACH ON DON PEDRO ISLAND

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Don Pedro Island State Park is secluded as any Florida beach can be. There are no roads or bridges from the mainland to the island.

Don Pedro Island is just as beautiful as the other barrier islands but without the people.  If you want to escape the hustle and bustle and relax on the beach, this is your destination.

Don Pedro Island is located between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, although all 3 islands appear to be one bigger island.

ARIEL VIEW OF DON PEDRO ISLAND STATE PARK

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GETTING TO DON PEDRO ISLAND STATE BEACH

.The island is accessible only by private boat. Dock on the bay side via a channel from the Intracoastal Waterway at green marker #35. The channel is only 2.5 feet deep. Enter at idle speed.

You can also get to Don Pedro Island State Park by kayak, although crossing the ICW should be done with extreme caution.

 

Cost is $2.00 per person. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Or its free if you have an annual state park pass. 

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DON PEDRO ISLAND STATE BEACH RULES

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  • Pets are not allowed on the beach but are allowed on the trail, as long as they are leashed. 

  • No Alcohol on the beach 

  • No taking of live shell creatures

  • No motorized vehicles on the beach

  • No camping

  • No campfires

  • No fireworks

  • No spearfishing

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YOUR OWN "PRIVATE BEACH" ON DON PEDRO ISLAND STATE PARK, ENGLEWOOD FLORIDA

Wow, talk about old Florida before the millions of people started living and vacationing here.  Although Don Pedro Island is only about a hundred yards off the "mainland," it feels miles apart from any other beach.

You will enjoy the journey getting there, as you meander through mangrove lined channels, filled with marine life. Don Pedro Island is a great getaway for some fishing without the worry of having people around. 

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