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Egmont Key State Park

FL 33715
+1 727-893-2627
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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Egmont Key State Park can only be reached by boat or ferry. Food, water and restrooms are not available. And no alcoholic beverages of pets of any kind are permitted on the island. Other than that, you'll have a wonderful visiting this historic site at...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of visiting the St Pete area, we finally visited this great state park. First , make sure you make reservations. We didn't and if it wasn't for a cancellation we would not have gone. Also , we had to pay cash for our...More

Thank MJ P
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip! So much history on this island and the water was gorgeous! Only wish we had more time to explore. Three hours was not enough to see everything on the island and enjoy the beach. Definitely recommend finding a ferry or boat...More

Thank Michelane C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Visiting Egmont Key was my trip highlight. It was an overcast day so there were not that many people on the island. Sea shells were everywhere. I had a great time picking out my favorites. Walking through the structures was really interesting. The turtles were...More

2  Thank KimJohnson70
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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...More

3  Thank janica j
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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...More

Thank Chuck A
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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.

Thank Chantelle M
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!

Thank Annie F
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...More

1  Thank Shoshanna E
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!

Thank Helena A
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Tim T
12 April 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they are allowed on the island. I have never seen anyone use any kind of cooking equipment. Not even on the boats than anchor just off the beach. With past issues they have with fires and it being a nesting... More
2 April 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
We got the Ferry from Ft Desoto Park by the Bay Fishing Pier
Colby C
18 December 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Colby, If you can, wait until November when the park stages the Discover Egmont Key weekend. Then the lighthouse is open, historians guide you through the island and forts, portopotties are available and they cook up some... More