Fort De Soto Park was named America’s Top Beach for the second consecutive year by TripAdvisor, the world's largest online travel community. Citing a “spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere,” the popular online travel network put the park’s North Beach at the top of its annual best-of list, based on TripAdvisor's Popularity Index. This marks the second time in three years the pristine Pinellas County beach has received top honors on an annual “best-of” list. In 2005 Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach,” named Fort De Soto the nation’s #1 Beach.
ur many amenities include a fishing dock, boat ramp and slips, pool and three hot tubs, canoe, golf cart and bike rentals, playground, convenience store/gift shop, a chapel, video game room with pool table, pavilion/meeting room and a Kamping Kitchen. You will also find a bike/fitness trail, miniature golf, horseshoes, volleyball, bocce ball and championship shuffleboard. We have planned activities that include dances (in season), pancake breakfasts, barbecues and potluck dinners, miniature golf and shuffleboard tournaments.
Close by you will find the Gulf of Mexico and beaches where you can go fishing, sunning and shelling. You will find day/evening Casino Cruises, the St. Petersburg Pier, the Salvador Dali Museum, Mirror Lake Recreation Park, the Sunken Gardens, John's Pass Village/Boardwalk and the Florida Aquarium.