Kids day out in Anclote Key Preserve State Park

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1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin FL 33921

About Anclote Key Preserve State Park

Welcome to Anclote Key Preserve State Park! Come and enjoy the solitude of this beautiful island and its pristine beaches. There is excellent fishing from our shores with catches of snook, sea trout, and mullet. A picturesque 19th century lighthouse stands sentry on the southern portion of the island (please observe this from a distance). We, together with the Friends of Anclote Key Citizen Support Organization, have restored this structure to its former beauty. Primitive camping is available on the North end of the island as well as picnic pavilions and grills. When visiting Anclote Key, please remember to bring plenty of sunscreen, bug spray and most importantly, water.

When out at Anclote Key or Anclote Bar, you may notice the many shorebirds that rest and nest here. These northernmost barrier islands are considered by experts to be among the top five sites in the state for diversity and numbers of beach-nesting birds. Species such as the Piping Plover winters here, but can be found almost any month of the year. Nesting activity for most of these birds can begin as early as March and may last through to August. However, resting occurs year-round. It is vital to the birds survival not to disturb them while they are feeding or resting. They use precious energy stores every time they are flushed in the air.

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