We recently spent a fantastic day at the amazing beaches of Fort de Soto. Situated on Florida’s stunning west coast this island is close to Tampa and Clearwater and only takes about 90 minutes to drive to from the Disney area.
Fort de Sota is open all year round and is approached via the Pinellas Bayway (SR682) this is a toll road, and in our opinion it is well worth the toll!
Over the years the beaches here have received many top accolades and in both 2008 and 2009 it was named America’s Top Beach.
There are plenty of recreational facilities and loads of car parking on the island, making access to the beaches very easy.