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Fort Island Gulf Beach

16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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White sandy beach

This is truly a gem of a beach it's certainly quiet here. There are plenty of picnic tables to use... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nigel u
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Closest beach to home

This is not our favorite beach but, very accessible. It's out-of-the-way and fairly private but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Homosassa, Florida
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“small beach” (39 reviews)
“fishing pier” (35 reviews)
“boat ramp” (23 reviews)
16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-527-7540
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is truly a gem of a beach it's certainly quiet here. There are plenty of picnic tables to use. Good clean rest rooms. The only downside I would say is there is a large population of sea gulls. So picnic tables are covered in...More

Thank nigel u
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not our favorite beach but, very accessible. It's out-of-the-way and fairly private but, can be somewhat primitive. At times, overtaken by seabirds, other times, insects are problematic. There are activities, such as a drum circle, that are enjoyable. If you prefer an old-fashioned...More

Thank golfsal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Island Gulf Beach was very clean and easily accessible. Gorgeous view. We actually picked this particular beach for pur family photos.

Thank milestonegirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area of Florida's Nature Coast doesn't have big white sand beaches like the Gulf Coast farther south. This is the only beach in the Crystal River area. It's small and man made but quite lovely is a quiet sort of way. It's at the...More

Thank maya331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Fort Island Gulf Beach by accident but we were sure glad we did. It is a nice, quiet beach (at least it was on a Friday) where you can relax. Bring your own food as there isn't a food vendor there but who...More

Thank BrendaK3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little crescent beach !!! There is a nice restroom and shower - there is also a pier and a boat ramp in the same area !!! Something for everyone !!

Thank Shinkletwo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting drive from Cristal River (9 miles) down a delightful well maintained road. The beach was pristine and very safe for swimming. A good visit.

Thank BrentTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little beach to take students that aren't the strongest of swimmers. Was able to teach my students how to snorkle without a huge crowd. Love this little secluded piece of heaven

Thank Emily_in_NC
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is not a typical Florida beach. The sand is nice but getting in the water sucks because it’s muddy!! Would not return.

Thank Ashley5501
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice smaller beach, very clean. Has picnic pavilions with picnic tables. Bathrooms are in middle. No lifeguard. Beach has few waves. No fee parking area . Fishing pier and boat ramp on Gulf of Mexico.

Thank Pat C
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Questions & Answers
donna B
4 September 2017|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
The Williston route is a safe bet. See if you can maximize the visit with Three Sisters Springs.
18 May 2017|
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Response from sukiehb | Reviewed this property |
No they are not.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Mikeatsea03242 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are several signs indicating that dogs are not welcome. Sad. Just beyond the beach there is a fishing pier area where you can walk your dog. However, it is quite small. Hope that helps.