Caledesi Island- Paradise Found  LbNA # 26562

Ownerseekher      
Placed DateApr 29 2006
CountyPinellas
LocationClearwater, FL
Boxes1
Found ByMay Amelia
Last UpdateMar 19 2010

Clues

Placed by Seekher, Mumsie and Beach Bum.

I try to visit Caladesi Island at least once, every time I go to Fl. [usually in the spring] to visit my parents. The shelling on the island is pretty good [some days better then others] but the view is breathtaking! It is only accessable by boat or ferry so it's not crowded..which we love. When my mom [mumsie] and I [seekher] visit this is typically what we do: we get off the ferry, follow the trail to the ocean side, ditch our stuff on the beach, walk to the north [to the farthest point] and back shelling as we go. We love it every time, never get tired of the Island..you will see!

Check it out on the web site
http://www.floridastateparks.org/caladesiisland/

The ferry ride starts on Honeymoon Island to get to Caladesi. There are minimal fees for getting on Honeymoon Island [?$2-$5] and for the ferry ride [$8/per person- Cost may change. Discounted for young children.] Believe me, it's well worth it!!

Distance to box- approx. 1 mile walk [all level beach]

Clues:
From where the ferry drops you off [on Caladesi] take the trail that leads out to the ocean side of the beach [past the bath house/ restrooms]
From that boardwalk near the beach, walk north up the beach.
Approx. 1 mile, look for a place to rest [set back away from the water] in memory of Lillian & Frank Dwarkin. Facing the bench, you'll see a bush/tree to the left. Behind the main trunk is what you seek.

Hope you enjoy the beautiful beach!! There is a nearby boat rental place, off the causeway that you will pass on your way to Honeymoon Island [where you will get on the ferry]. I've often thought kayaking to and around the Island would be fun, we often see people doing it when it's not a windy day.

There are walking paths on the Island also. Just beware of going off the path..they say there are rattlers there.

Be sure to bring your camera, it's a wonderful location.

Please be stealthy with others walking the beach. Be sure to double bag the stamp and log book and re-hide the box well. Thank you.

Please feel free to contact me at
kninessss@yahoo.com with any comments OR to let me know if the log book is getting full. Thanks.