Caladesi Island is accessible only by private boat or via the Caladesi Connection ferry service
By Water 28.032552, -82.818935
One of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand shores have been rated as the nation´s #1 best beach. Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. Nature enthusiasts watch wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the island´s interior or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the beach; picnic pavilions can be reserved for a fee. The park has a marina with electric and water hookups for boaters. The park also has a snack bar and gift shop.
Local Information : Caladesi Island is a Nice area for boating and the specific area here is the northern tip which is very shallow and has some nice beach areas which are fantastic for wading and swimming (From www.tampabayboat.com)