North Beach, Fort De Soto
North Beach, Fort De Soto Review
Pretty much anywhere you go in this county park can make you feel like you're hundreds of miles from civilization, but the beach on the northern tip of this island chain has perhaps the most remote feel. Sure, it gets pretty packed with weekend revelers and family reunions, but you can easily find your own space on this award-winning beach. It starts out wide at the entrance, and narrows as you go north, so it's perfect for those who enjoy a good stroll. There are some striking panoramic views of the park's undeveloped wetlands. Be warned that once you get past a certain point, the beach becomes clothing optional. Amenities: food and drink; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: solitude; sunset; swimming; walking.
- Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway, head right at the flag, Tierra Verde, FL, 33715
- Location: St. Petersburg