Winter Camping: Fort De Soto Park, Florida

A couple of weeks ago my family went winter camping at Fort De Soto Park on the west coast of Florida. Fort De Soto Park has been named America’s Top Beach for two years in a row. And with it’s combination of powder soft sand and seashells – we immediately knew why. We spent our days strolling the beach collecting sand dollars, sea urchins, sand biscuits, and seashells. There were also a large quantity of horse shoe crab shells. Then, we spent our afternoons canoeing and bicycling, there were a ton of great places to do both. It was fantastic! 

At the end of the day, we went back to our campsite and the mister spread all of the sea goodies on the edge of the canoe to dry out. Early the next morning, we heard these crazy little guys chit chatting away and checking out our collection. It was hilarious!

If you are planning a camping trip on the west coast of Florida, I highly recommend Fort De Soto Park. We did hear while we were there that it is crazy busy in the summer – so maybe a fall, spring or even winter trip would be perfect for you.
+ Fort De Soto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
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