Why Fort De Soto Park is a “Must-Visit” when visiting our beaches?
Fort De Soto Park is a real gem in the Pinellas County’s park system. Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water’s edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. The complexity of the ecology is not immediately apparent, but the park offers the greatest diversity of systems just about anywhere. Emerging from the wealth of bird life, sea life, wild life and plant life is the majestic tapestry called Fort De Soto.
Another amazing example of the importance of the park’s natural ecosystems is the more than 328 species of birds that have been documented over 60 years by ornithologists. New species are being added every year. The beach also provides refuge to the loggerhead sea turtle, which nests between April and September.
Fort De Soto was named America’s Top Beach by Trip Advisor, the world’s largest online travel community. “Dr. Beach,” named Fort De Soto the nation’s #1 Beach.
Fort De Soto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.,
Tierra Verde, FL 33715 – gmap