Caladesi State Park: Winner of the 2008 “Top Beach In America Award”
Caladesi Beach, Florida, is located on Caladesi Island, off the West Coast of Florida. Caladesi State Park is one of the only places where you can still experience Florida’s pristine, untouched wildlife. Caladesi Beach’s unadulterated state is due to strict regulations that make Caladesi State Park accessible only by boat or ferry.
To learn more about the Caladesi Ferry and its schedule, go to the Caladesi Island Ferry page.
At www.CaladesiBeach.com, we knew in our hearts that Caladesi Island State Park was one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. Soon America found out too! In 2008, Caladesi Beach was voted to the world famous “America’s Top Beaches List” as Dr. Beach’s #1 Beach in America! Coming in at #1 in 2007 was another Tampa Bay Area beach – Fort Desoto Park.
Dr. Beach is the authority on the best American beaches as “Coastal Scientist” with over 30 years of experience to draw upon in studying beach safety, erosion, storms, etc., and his list is the definitive authority on which natural beaches are selected. With over 60 strict requirements in categories such as sand color and softness, water color and temperature, public areas, and recreation, Caladesi Island State Park emerged the clear winner. Dr. Beach has spoken, so if you are looking for a beautiful “island getaway” only a short distance from the St. Petersburg/Tampa/Clearwater metro area, then hop aboard the Caladesi Island Ferry and come celebrate the #1 Beach in America for 2008! Caladesi Island is YOUR beach of choice!