Fort Island Gulf Beach16000 W. Fort Island Trail
Crystal River FL 34429
At the very end of Fort Island Trail, you’ll find Fort Island Gulf Beach. This curved, 1,000-foot Crystal River beach is far enough off-the-beaten path that you’re unlikely to stumble on it. It boasts a roped-off swimming area, and its waters and are calm and shallow, so your whole gang will be comfortable.
It offers covered pavilions and picnic tables; bring a packed lunch, or during the summer months, grab a bite from a vendor.
The park also features a boat ramp and dock accessibility, as well as a pier, where you can try out your fishing skills or just enjoy the views. Hope to return with a picnic lunch and bask in the sun for awhile and dip my toes in the water.
This is a free facility with ample parking. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Then Len also rode the bike out one day.
While the weather is nice, this area seems to attract pesky little no-see-ums. I swear they are worse than getting bit my skeeters. You don't see them but you feel them, and after they bite I itch and scratch like crazy, even in my sleep. They are out during the day also.
Hit the local Big Lots yesterday for a little shopping. Christmas decorations are out and while it does make me want to get ours out they will have to wait.
Taking the motorhome in for some service of the double pane window on the driver side next week so can't see putting Christmas up just to take it down. Un-decorating and re-decorating is a little much.
While out shopping we stopped for lunch at the Breakfast Station. Served a good lunch at a reasonable price.
Today we walked down to the little ice cream trailer here in the park, pretty much like going to the Dairy Queen, I enjoyed a small dish of ice cream while Len had his usual Hot Fudge Sundae. We sat by the little pond while we ate our ice cream, so relaxing.
More to follow.......