One of the favorite destinations of people seeking fun in the sun is the state of Florida. It is common to see people flocking to the state for sunshine, fun, and relaxation. People of all ages are welcome, and with such a diverse choice, it is not unusual for Florida to be busy all year round.
However, if you are looking for a place that will also welcome your beloved Spike, you should check out Caladesi Island State Park. The state park’s white sand beaches were rated as America’s Best Beach in 2008. Beach lovers will enjoy various activities such as sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing.
If you are a saltwater angler, you can cast a line from your boat or surf fish. If nature interests you to no end, you will be delighted that there are numerous wildlife to spot while hiking the three-mile nature trail or by paddling a three-mile nature trail through the bay and mangroves.
Fancy a meal while surrounded by nature? There are shelters and picnic tables located near the beach. Picnic pavilions can also be reserved for free. There are only a few ways to reach the park. You can either go there through a private boat, by kayak or by a ferry.
It is not as nearly as famous as Clearwater Beach so there are fewer people, and that means you have more room to enjoy the place. The trail is a very easy 2.5 mile which also allows you to take your four-legged best friend with you. The path goes back to the starting point or connects to the beach. Dolphin sightings are a possibility if you are on the ferry.
You might also catch a glimpse of rattlesnakes, numerous species of birds, and tortoises. Do not worry if you have family members that have disabilities. Beach wheelchairs are available upon request, and the Ranger Station is within reach if you need any assistance. However, dogs are forbidden on the beach. Spike can freely roam with you on the campgrounds, but he must be on a leash not longer than six feet.